This urban infill development located in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego will provide views of Balboa Park and the entire Mid Cities area and even the Mount Miguel, Mount Helix, Coronado Islands and parts of Mexico on a clear day. Each home in the duplex is approximately 1,450 square-feet and includes multiple view decks, two parking spaces each, private outdoor fire pit / kitchenette areas along with double height spaces encompassing two bedrooms, two and a half baths, media/office lofts, full modern kitchens and laundry rooms.
“Unconventional is the new conventional” according to InDev’s two principals, Matt Mellos and Zac Stover. Through the beginning of the 20th century, most developments and product types reflected the needs of the people of their time. “We are coming into a new day and age where a home needs to function with today’s needs in mind.” Speaking to the architecture as the new convention itself, the design of C2 Lofts represents our current time, with the façade and form looking to the future of the neighborhood it calls home.
Located on an overlooked site and working within the Mid-Cities PDO, the modern designed building’s form arose from an infill model that provides maximum efficiency of the project site to provide all the features of a single family home in a more affordable townhouse style. Based in a commercial sense this model is in effect a flex-home, allowing the home owners the ability to create their version of living as they see fit.
This development was attractive to Canter Companies as a potentially profitable investment, and more importantly, it provides an opportunity to be a part of the urban infill movement that turns undeveloped lots into valuable pieces of real estate. Urban infill is becoming a more common practice of development in cities nationwide as it reduces sprawl and promotes a more vibrant city core. Canter Companies CEO, Andrew Canter, stressed his focus on urban in-fill projects, “The ability to play a part in changing a neighborhood is something our company takes very seriously. We strive to not just simply make a profit on our investments, but also to raise the bar of development in the area.” He continued, “We love the idea of being a part of a project like the C2 Lofts that we are able to offer not only our capital to, but also our unique perspective on design.”
Canter Companies and InDev: Invest + Develop, are also bringing their development expertise together on another urban infill project in San Diego’s coveted Little Italy neighborhood. The lot will be developed into a multi-unit building comprised of 10 private entry homes and is projected to be complete in spring 2014.
With a full height if 48 feet and laid out over multiple levels, each unit in C2 Lofts can be configured anywhere between 2 to 3 bedroom to fit the specific needs of the home buyer. Kitchens include cabinet depth French door refrigerators with bottom freezers including ice makers and water dispensers, concealed dishwashers, gas ranges and microwaves. Kitchen finishing’s will be comprised of mahogany and gloss acrylic cabinets and concrete countertops including integral sinks. Each unit has 2 full interior baths with built in storage and laundry rooms with front load washers and dryers. In addition, there is also a half bath with kitchenette and glass wine fridge off of each private outdoor fire pit / entertainment area. Both homes have two parking spaces each within a gated garage entry. Interior finishes in general will be comprised of hardwood and concrete floors, with stair treads in hardwood that in some areas wrap under the stringers in order to create desks, shelving and unique area for the owner. Exterior trim will include, smooth Santa Barbara Plaster, concrete board panels with aluminum trim and select metal panels all accented with modern hardwoods.
C2 North: 1,484SF - Includes an elevated breakfast nook off of the kitchen, 1 balcony off of the second level that wraps around the 3 sides of the home and one private balcony off of the top floor master bedroom.
C2 South: 1,408SF - What this unit lacks in square footage, it gains in canyon views toward Balboa park from each of the levels. Includes an island in the kitchen. Like C2 North, this unit also has 1 balcony off the second floor that raps 3 sides of the home and one private balcony off of the top floor master bedroom.
- Garage, entry and outdoor entertainment area. In addition, each home has private locked storage areas located at this level
- First floor: kitchen, full bath, laundry room, and bedroom.
- Mezzanine (above kitchen) - either a media / home entertainment room or at home office or bedroom.
-Second floor: open area loft with rapping balcony (second bedroom or family room) and a full bath.
- Third Floor: Penthouse Master Bedroom with a floor to ceiling accent window and private balcony.