The early 1900’s in Phoenix Arizona were vibrant. The new Roosevelt dam stopped the annual and annoying flooding, the Southern Pacific Railroad made travel easy and the Valley of the Sun was a mysterious tourist destination. Hotels leaped up with the demand including one located between 1st and 2nd avenue on Fillmore Street. Fast forward to the year 2001 and that once bustling hotel opened its new doors as downtown Phoenix’s first true loft development, The Lofts at Fillmore.
The Lofts at Fillmore are a great example of adaptive reuse. Take a 60 room hotel living out its existence as a shabby apartment building, add the vision of real estate developer William Mahoney and an idea emerges… let’s convert this building to fine loft homes. Many thought he was nuts. There was no light rail, ASU downtown was years away and the perception of downtown Phoenix was more gangs than glory.
Today, the Lofts at Fillmore fit well in the emerging urban core of downtown Phoenix. Located at 387 N. 2nd Ave (2nd Ave. & Fillmore), the art deco brick building is at home among the other historic homes and structures situated in the Roosevelt historic district. In addition to a great location, the Lofts at Fillmore are true lofts, not condos being called lofts: There is a difference. You’’ll find exposed original brick, high ceilings, few walls and exposed conduit/HVAC ducting.
The 18 two story loft homes vary from unit to unit with sizes from 914 sq.ft. to about 1600 sq.ft.. Some of the lofts have cypress hardwood floors while others feature acid etched concrete. Several of the homes have balconies for that sweet urban feel and now and again you’ll find a unit with a basement. The people who live there tell us there is almost a co-housing feel since so many of the homeowners have become friends.
The location is pretty epic. Light rail, ASU, coffee houses, restaurants, dining, entertainment are moments away. It has a walkscore of 86… that’s darn good and some of our favorite places are just blocks away including: Phoenix Public Market, Cibo, Fair Trade, Pita Jungle, Sens, Breadfruit and lots more.
Below are a few photos we’ve collected for the Loft’s at Fillmore. Below the pictures you can see if and what units are currently for sale. Since there are only 18 loft homes at Fillmore, we don’t see them come on the market too often. By the way, we update the search results several times a day to make sure what we show you is really on the market.