Location: Long Beach, CA
My wife and I have been living in lofts since 2005, and bought this loft in 2007. as an artist, it was always really important to me to have my work space in the home, so lofts have been ideal.
Our home is in the Temple Lofts, which is a converted Masonic Temple from 1926. our unit is one of the largest in the building at 2322sqft and features original brick work throughout the house. Despite being a loft, the U-shape floor plan lends itself well for be a 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths.
Now that we have a son (5 months old), I have moved my work space to a separate space and we are looking to buy something mid-century with a yard. For the past 7 years, I have been the senior t-shirt artist for the surf brand Quiksilver. earlier this year I left the surf industry to take a job at 20th Century Fox as a print media designer for the FX Network. Lots of adventures and lots of change this year, but so far so good...
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(Image credits: Submitted by Paul)