Located at 1250 Library, the renovated Library Lofts include (4) luxury residential units and 20,000 sq ft of prime commercial space in the city’s Campus Martius district. Built in 1907,
the Library Lofts building is situated across from the downtown branch of the Detroit Public Library and is the oldest surviving structure to have housed the J.L. Hudson department store.
Hardwood paneling and marble floors salvaged from the former J.L. Hudson store on Woodward adorn the building's lobby.
The residential units range in size from 1,200 to 2,000 sq ft with each containing Maple hardwood floors, coved plaster ceilings, washer/dryer hook-ups and modern kitchens and appliances. Each two-story unit also has a unique custom-built staircase that adds material warmth and tectonic character to the light-filled double-height living spaces.
The designs for the project are based upon what was found lacking in the lofts currently existing in Detroit. According to David Carleton, who along with his brother Tom developed the Library Lofts, being a loft dweller in the city often meant putting up with paper-thin walls and bare-bone amenities. What has been created in the Library Lofts is a new standard of living, combining Detroit’s classic architecture with the modern comforts you find in new construction.
Presentation Board for Library Lofts
Library Lofts Board 8.5x11 11:2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [1.7 MB]
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