Cherokee Studios is the place where many of rock's legendary musicians have recorded the albums that have gone on to garner Platinum status. But the former recording studio, now converted to live-work lofts, has won Platinum status from a completely different source: The US Green Building Council. Tonight they're celebrating their opening by partying in true rock star style...
Developed by Re-Think Development and located in the center of Los Angeles, near the corner of Fairfax Melrose Avenues, the building, which celebrates its opening tonight with , features 12 units that range in size from modest flats to penthouses complete with recording studio spaces. In a state with some of the highest energy standards in the nation, it's 40% more energy-efficient than the code for newly constructed buildings and more than 100% efficient than buildings built just 10 years ago and certainly a touchstone for anyone who's in the process of re-configuring an older space.
It boasts, among other things, a facade that creates shade and buffers street noise while enabling ventilation; a walkable neighborhood that scores 95 out of 100 on walkscore.com, making it a walker's paradise; a high efficiency air filtration as well as tankless water heaters; abundant natural daylight; and, a green, living and cool roof.
Like any new building, some of the spaces have been set up as model homes. But unlike the tasteful yet unassuming spaces you usually experience, these spaces have been designed to reflect some of the musicians that have recorded there: Alice Cooper, David Bowie, 30 Seconds to Mars. Curious? The building will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm, October 31st through November 15th. The lofts will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.For more information, click here and here