Liquid Sugar Lofts

location:Emeryville, CA
developer:Pulte Homes, Inc.
completion:Fall 2002

This 55-unit market-rate housing project is located on the site of a former liquid sugar processing plant. The six buildings include townhouse-type units on the lower floors that have small ground floor work space along the street. Above them are loft units that have a living floor with a sleeping mezzanine leading to a deck. Each unit has two parking spaces in a shared semi-private garage. The buildings are oriented toward the streets, an adjacent pedestrian greenway, and an interior garden. Four units are organized around a common stair and then massed together to form the buildings. The common stairs provide a slot to break down the massing of the buildings and create a more intimate feeling.

Awards + Publications

Home and Architectural Trends, Vol. 19, No. 4, p. 98–112, “Lofty ideas” Liquid Sugar Lofts. Emeryville, CA

National Home Builder Association Awards Finalist, Attached Community of the Year, Liquid Sugar Lofts. Emeryville, CA

San Francisco Chronicle, February 22, p. G1–G12, “The Name Game”, Liquid Sugar Lofts. Emeryville, CA

Gold Nugget Awards, Award of Merit - Residential Project of the Year—Attached, Liquid Sugar Lofts. Emeryville, CA

Gold Nugget Awards, Award of Merit - Best Attached Project—30 dwelling units/acre, Liquid Sugar Lofts. Emeryville, CA