Property Crush

This Modern Boho Loft Used to Be a 1920s Department Store

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A swimsuit designer and a photographer lend their style to this gorgeous Los Angeles loft apartment.


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Back in the 1920s, this building was the Fifth Street Store. Fast forward to the 2020s, and it could be your dream apartment.

For the past few years, the airy loft-like apartment has been the home of actress and swimwear designer Sarah Godshaw and her husband, photographer Patrick John Horne. Together, (with the help of Insta-famous home stager Kirsten Blazek of @a1000xbetter) they’ve created a fabulous home that really plays on the eclectic and stylish roots of the space.

Situated on a rare corner unit, the apartment’s oversized industrial windows wrap around the entire space and bring in loads of natural light. The tall, vintage barreled ceilings make the one-bedroom, one-bath unit feel extra spacious. Plus, there’s a bonus den that can easily be used as a second bedroom. The entire apartment features rich flooring and custom lighting.

The living-dining area is open and spacious, and boasts a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and sleek white cabinetry; this massive room is ideal for entertaining. The bedroom is extra-large, can easily fit a sofa and workspace, and features a stylish loft closet, to boot. The bathroom—with a tub—is a spa-like, all-white aesthetic with subway tiling and an in-unit washer and dryer.

The apartment comes with lots of extras: 24-hour security, a gym, rooftop pool, and the option for valet parking. And the location is tops, too. Located on the edge of downtown’s historic center, it’s near Pershing Square, Nomad Hotel, Grand Central Market, and the Red Line on the L.A. Metro.

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