The music-friendly Lofts at Cherokee Studios—on Fairfax near Melrose—just launched their official sales site. It's might pretty... and there are floorplans! Some units look a little tight, but all-in-all the Pugh & Scarpa-designed Cherokee look like a quality structure in a nice neighborhood in need of a new moniker (it's not WeHo, it's not quite Hollywood, maybe Fairfax, or Genghis Cohen-adjacent?). Cherokee touts the walkability of the hood (94 out of 100 on walkscore) and the opportunity to use the units as live/work. And the biggest claim: "It will be the 'greenest' LEED Platinum* Certified mixed-use development in the state of California."
As you may recall, the building will feature recording studios in two of the units, with three more outfitted to have studios later added. This isn't arbitrary—the 12-unit development sits on the site of the former Cherokee Studios, where Ol' Blue Eyes and Bowie recorded. Prices will come out in a few months, probably when a showcase opens up in September. And for the showcase, interior decorators will come in and temporarily design some of the units in the style of rock stars like Alice Cooper. Wonder if they'll come in smell-o-vision.
· Lofts at Cherokee Studios [Official Site]
· Cherokee Lofts Go Silver [Curbed LA]