modern urban live/work lofts
The Hakoya Lofts
building is a mixed-use project recently completed on North Williams Avenue in NE Portland. The building boasts six expansive live/work lofts and three large commercial spaces. It has been described as reminiscent of Le Corbusier's seminal Villa Savoye
with a modern architectural design that incorporates gently cantilevered upper stories which engage with the surrounding neighborhood.
In addition to its prime location as the end-cap property for the N. Williams retail area, the Hakoya Lofts building is located a short distance from several other North and Northeast Portland retail areas including the Mississippi Historic district and Alberta Street. Major connector streets to downtown, Northwest Portland and freeway entrances to I-5 and I-84 are within blocks. MAX light-rail train on Interstate Avenue is minutes away, as is the Portland Community College campus. The neighborhood is designated by the City of Portland as a central community corridor, transit collector, pedestrian walkway, and city bikeway (the second most traveled in the city). All the pieces are in place here for anyone looking to create a modern, urban and sustainable life for themselves in the heart of one of Portland's most exciting mixed-use neighborhoods.
The six inviting residential units upstairs are well designed to allow the neighborhood and its sweeping views to become an integrated part of the homes. The central living rooms have a large window that is actually a glass overhead door, allowing the space to be flooded with natural light and fresh air. The Hakoya Lofts are designed and built for sustainability and energy efficiency and the residential units are earth advantage certified. Smart design characteristics of this property include a selection of energy star appliances, dual flush toilets, 100 percent un-dyed wool carpeting, all natural linoleum and bamboo flooring, and low VOC finishes. The building's more aggressive sustainable features including solar hot water panels, radiant floor heating, locally-sourced landscaping and pre-wiring for solar electricity in each unit.