Funk Zone Lofts – Santa Barbara Architects

Project: 13,000 s.f. ground up 3 story loft style, live/work mixed use with parking garage

Location: The Funk Zone, Santa Barbara Ca.

Description: This 13,000 s.f. three story live/work building located at the corner of Yanonali and Gray St. was completed in 2012 and was part of the genesis of the ‘Funk Zone’ which has become an exciting destination within Santa Barbara. This area is the home of many local and Santa Ynez area wineries offering wine tasting along the Urban Wine Trail. The area is also home to unique eateries and is continuing to grow. This Funk Zone is celebrated as it supports an eclectic style of art and architecture including contemporary and modern architecture. This project is the only true loft style living in Santa Barbara and is in high demand. Many people now also want to live and work in this area as it’s transformation has created an exciting urban feeling that is missing in other areas of Santa Barbara.  This building is made up of six unique 1 and 2 bedroom loft styled residences, each connected to a 500 s.f. to 800 s.f. commercial space below. Each unit is accessed from the central open air atrium and has a large outdoor space with views to the mountains and ocean. The units also share a large rooftop deck that provides views out over the surrounding rooftops to the ocean and mountains. AVA Winery and Pali Wine Company offer wine tastings and sales along the street frontage with comfortable outdoor seating where visitors . This project was featured as a part of the 2013 Santa Barbara AIA ArchitecTours and has been used as a location for many fashion and advertising shoots.