Silver Lofts’ redesigned this historic street and neighborhood, creating shared courtyards and an elevated living experience that promotes community.  Contact us today to get your lease started!

The live/work Silver Lofts Phase I project is the catalyst and model for two additional phases of mixed-use housing that will reconstitute two and one-third of city blocks in downtown Albuquerque. The urban design strategy of this innovative infill project is to remake the street and the block and re-introduce shared courtyards, an urban typology traditionally employed in this historic transitional neighborhood.

The 18 units in Silver Lofts Phase I range in size from 1050 to 1080 and 1600 square feet and are configured around an auto mews with garages accessed off the alley. Ground-level owner-occupied work and retail spaces front onto Silver Avenue and 8th Street to create an active pedestrian streetscape across from the Flying Star Café. A 17-foot-high main space contains an efficient line kitchen and living areas with a loft space. Cantilevered metal balconies off of the main level modulate and lend scale to the building’s elevations. Open tread metal stairs lead to an upper master bedroom level with an outdoor patio deck providing dramatic views of the city, mountains, and mesa.

2005 American Institute of Architects Merit Award | 2005 NAIOP Awards of Excellence Residential Category | 2005 American Institute of Architects Santa Fe Design Excellence Award | 2005 American Institute of Architects Home Tour

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