Welcome to San Diego Blog | April 23, 2010

Downtown San Diego Live Work Condos

What is a live-work condo and where can I find them in Downtown San Diego?  A live/work condo or loft is what is commonly known as a commercial condo.  They come in many shapes and sizes, but usually feature a ground floor store front retail space with a loft or living component above or behind the retail space.  Many of the high-rise and mid-rise buildings have live/work condos and lofts in East Village and Little Italy.

Which Downtown SanDiego buildings have live/work condos?

In the East Village neighborhood, the following buildings have excellent live/work condo opportunities.

Icon San Diego Condos  |  M2i | Fahrenheit | Parkloft  |  Lofts at 777

In Little Italy, the following buildings offer live/work lofts or condos.

350 West Ash  |  Doma Condos San Diego  |  Village Walk San Diego  |  Palermo San Diego  |   Lusso Lofts  |  Finestra Lofts |

What type of financing do I need to buy a live/work condo?

One of the best things about live-work lofts is that buyers can use conventional financing to buy them.  Yes, you could potentially secure a 30 year fixed loan under 5% interest on a live work loft in Downtown San Diego.  The ICON building is even FHA and VA Approved.

Are there any Live work lofts for sale right now?

Yes, Fahrenheit Condos currently has a ground floor live/work loft for sale with approximately 2000 sq ft of space.  This property features retail frontage on 10th avenue.

This property includes:

11′ ceilings


One Full Bath, One Half Bath

2  Parking Spaces

Direct Street Access

Private Terrace

Listing price is $440,000

For more information, Give us a call at 619-309-8011

Written by: chad

Categories: Buyers, Downtown San Diego, San Diego Real Estate

    • We have one for rent in East Village close to the Ivy Hotel. It is approximately 1250 sq/ft. How much space are you looking for and what type of business will you operate there?

    • Sorry Mo, this one sold shortly after we posted the blog. It was a great investment and of course a cash buyer swooped it up quickly. The sweet deals of 2010-2011 are gone, but there’s still some good buys.

  1. HI there – Looking for work/live space for RENT in East Village downtown area. This would be for an accessories boutique. Does not have to be big. 800sq -1000sqft could work. Let me know if you guys have any listings or pockets for this type of space.

    Many thanks! – Michelle

  2. georgia montague says:

    Hello Chad,

    Checking on availability for livework condos for sale, can you send me what is available with prices, I have someone very interested.
    Thank you

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