Our One of a Kind Downtown Luxury "The Loft" or Loft TC is a stunning industrial modern space with historic and rustic features. The space was thoughtfully converted over the last few years from its original use as an industrial printing facility into a gorgeous vacation rental. Featuring approx. 2260 sf of space that can accommodate 10-13 overnight guests. The Loft is in the heart of Downtown Traverse City on Union Street. Spend a sunny afternoon at the beach only one block away, go to one of the many local bars and cafes to soak in the culture, within walking distance, and enjoy the lively entertainment and bistros nearby. The Loft is a perfect place to get away for you and your family and friends or guests. It's strength is to entertain, with a gorgeous chefs kitchen and commercial range along with expansive dining and living rooms. The bedrooms and bathrooms are clean, modern, and opulent. The Loft TC features awe inspiring architectural details including 12 feet of floor to ceiling brick forged right here in Traverse City from the clays of Cedar Lake just West of town. The restored 110 year old hardwood maple floors span from wall to wall and maintain their original warmth and character.
So many materials and furniture items were handpicked, handmade, reclaimed, restored, or repurposed by local artisans to showcase the rich history of materials and talent that this area is know for. Some notable features include the old rustic hemlock barn beams salvaged from a local barn to the hefty solid white oak sliding barn doors and barn wood trim. Local metalworkers hand forged custom pieces like the ladders, bird cage lighting, and aluminum glass enclosures in the entry and loft. An eclectic array of lighting was picked for the project including some hand made fixtures by local artists and even a handful of antique factory warehouse industrial lighting fixtures that were re-purposed in the living room along with some modern chandeliers and fixtures in the kitchen and dining room. The buildings old french style windows doors have been resurrected and re-purposed as interior transom windows and even as wall and accent mirrors. Numerous other handcrafted furniture and fixtures have been made for the LoftTC including the dramatic walnut slab dining room table and bathroom vanity sourced from a local walnut tree that was downed in the Big Storm of Aug 2, 2015. The main focal point of the space is the towering wall of glass overlooking Union Street which is very close to the center of Downtown Traverse City.
Whether for a week or a long weekend, almost anything you could possibly want to experience in the Traverse City area is conveniently and easily accessed from the central location of The LoftTC. The beach is only a block away along with our beautiful bay-front and Tart Trail. Two of the best movie theaters in the world are a block away. Shows can be seen at the City Opera house a couple hundred feet away or the Old Town Playhouse just up the road around the corner a few blocks South. The biggest festivals go on all around Traverse City but the LoftTC is in the middle of all the action, a block from the center of action the Open Space. Some of the best restaurants, bars, wine, beer, coffee and retail shops in the country are just outside the door. Wine, beer, and adventure tours operate from down the street. Culinary classes at Fustini's are a five minute walk away. Grabbing a drink from 90 feet above Trav the Park Place Hotel's Beacon Lounge or drink outside one the rooftop deck with a view of the bay at Hotel Indigo, only a few minutes away on foot, or Seven Monks Taproom and LowBar have a great vibe across the Street. Coffee at Brew is just next door. Greenhouse Cafe and Harvest have some of the best breakfasts in town just down the block. Rent a kayak or bike from PaddleTC at Clinch Park a block North of The Loft. They even give you half off the going rates just for staying at the Loft. You can leave your car parked in a private parking space while you freely explore the area.
The loft is an incredibly unique and historic property. It is a one of a kind building filled with priceless features, and many antiques and custom, high end furnishings. It is meant to be enjoyed but also needs to be treated with the care and respect necessary to help us allow many others the opportunity to enjoy it in the future. Please take extra care not to damage these furnishings. Thank you!
Overview of the neighborhood:
We are block an a half from the beach in the heart of downtown. The loft is just behind the main drag of front street on Union, one of the main North/South streets downtown. We are surrounded by quaint shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, parks, theaters, farmers market, and so much more. The loft is convenient to just about anything you could want or need when visiting Downtown Traverse City. That said, the flip side of being in the middle of all the action is that we do get some extra noise, both from the restaurant and bar below and from outside. If you are sensitive to noise, this may not be the best option for you.
Walking is the best option downtown. We are convenient to most anything you could need or want including the beach, restaurants and bars, parking, festivals and events, local farmers market, the best little historic movie theater, and so much more. We are close to all kinds of attractions, tours, and activities. Bicycles can be kept at our bike rack by the parking spot and are easily rented from paddle TC two blocks away. Uber and Lyft are provided locally, and taxis can be found on Union regularly. We are two blocks from the Brew Bus depot for beer and wine tours and The Bata station is right next door. We are only 2.5 miles from the easy to use cherry capital airport and a little further to boat tours on the bays.
This Loft Condo is technically two legally separate condos in the building, which are across a semi private hall from each other with a common area fourier and laundry room separating the front from the rear. The entrance to the building is semi shared with restaurant/bar staff down below but the upstairs is completely private to guests in the two apartments. Both loft apartment can be rented together and combined into one unit for larger groups