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Old 06-29-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Nanaimo
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Does anyone live in one? Or, has anyone lived in one? I'm wondering whether these places have insulation issues or any other problems from being built as warehouses. They look really cool, but are there any issues that would make you pass them by?
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:58 PM
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The shell of the building is original, usually the interior finish is new. The electric, heating and cooling are updated.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Nanaimo
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Thanks, 2bindenver. I think it's a really great way of preserving a historic building. I do wonder about some of those exposed brick walls, though!
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Thanks, 2bindenver. I think it's a really great way of preserving a historic building. I do wonder about some of those exposed brick walls, though!
I lived in a house built in the 1890s in Denver for a while, and one of the bedrooms had exposed brick. They generally seal those walls to keep the brick and limestone mortar from crumbling. The original brick in Denver were not great quality compared to today's brick, so they need a little care once in a great while.

That house had 3 or 4 layers of brick at that level of the house, so the insulation was fine. We didn't have any problems with it.

I currently work in a all exposed brick office in Lodo and it's fine, but there is new HVAC ductwork that makes a big difference.

Converted lofts demand a very high price (generally a higher $/sqft than new development), so the developers usually do a pretty good job of modernizing the infrastructure.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Nanaimo
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Interesting. I must say that the appeal of a brick home for me is high, but I've visited enough historic homes to know that they can come with a lot of renovation requirements!
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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Speaking of Lodo, i am a bit confused...is the area right by the Platte River considered Lodo?
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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Speaking of Lodo, i am a bit confused...is the area right by the Platte River considered Lodo?
the area around the river with all the new condos is generally called the central platte valley (CPV). DenverInfill.com - Center City Districts
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