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For years we dreamed of finding a loft in a converted industrial or commercial building, someplace where we could have studio and living space combined. Here is new construction designed by architect Philip Christofides that I spied while on a walk through the Columbia City neighborhood. It brings those elements together on a small scale in an eight unit three story live/work space townhouse sort of arrangement, with garden decks on the roof. Still nothing we could probably afford, but fun to see none the less. I would have liked to have seen the interiors and found this article with some photos included. The opposite side of the development faces the street and has retail spaces. Does your city have these sorts of developments that might appeal to creative people? And no, that's not Chuck on the red Vespa :-).