Recently on a fall bike ride through Eagle Rock, Scott and I came across an open house for the new Oxy Lofts. Now, for those of you who don’t live in our hood, Eagle Rock is home to Occidental College (our President’s first alma mater before he transferred to Columbia). Oxy is Occidental’s nickname. That said, I don’t think Oxy Lofts is a good name for a real estate development. I can’t help but think of high pressure Oxi Clean sales pitches of the 90’s. Despite that, we went to the open house. The real estate agent was very nice and knowledgeable and did not give us a high pressure Oxi Clean pitch.
The lofts range in size from 1 to 2 bedrooms and are in the 400 to 500K range (with room for negotiation I’m sure). Some are more loft like while others are more like a standard single-story apartment. They have a mid century modern feel, a central courtyard and generous balconies and terraces. Of course, as a designer, I couldn’t help but notice some of the ways they could have better planned the units or some of the builder-grade items in need of upgrading. But all in all, I think the Oxy Lofts are a nice addition to the Eagle Rock community. The lofts are right across the street from Auntie Em’s, one of my favorite brunch places, and next door to the Bucket, which I’ve heard has a killer burger. And I’m excited to see what type of business goes into the retail space that is also for sale below.