Building Analysis - Vanguard Lofts: ~ by Jonathan Ford Building and Site Features
The Vanguard Lofts is a unique residential low rise concrete condominium complex with its latest stage of completion finished in 2009. The 2009 redevelopment features a new wing and complete overhaul from office space to high end luxury condominiums with modern industrial architecture finishes.
When I see this building, I’m reminded of the popular chic New York lofts converted from industrial space. Vanguard Lofts have taken a page from Manhattan in its modern redesign of the classic.
The original wing of the Vanguard Lofts was completed in 1907 and housed Hawaii’s first used car dealership. Fast forward to the present day, and, ironically, the first level still houses a car dealership; only this one features some of the finest cars in the world.
In 1965 the Nation Cash Register Corporation (NCR) purchased the building and hired renowned architect Vladimir Ossipoff (also known for the IBM Building) to design the 5-story 2nd phase of the building to connect to the original structure, at which point the building was known as the NCR building. In 2004 Cooke Clayton LLC purchased the NCR building with the intent of renovating its office spaces, but the residential housing market began to take off and they were inspired by Ossipoff’s spacious designs. As a result, Cooke Clayton LLC expanded on Ossipoff’s designs and the NCR Building to make the Vanguard Lofts what it is today.
The Vanguard Lofts is a sophisticated, modern twist on a 1965 architectural design. The types of buyers who like this building are those who appreciate the unique architecture are drawn to an urban lifestyle in a walkable neighborhood. The Vanguard Lofts are within walking distance of the state capitol and downtown to the west and Ward shops and restaurants to the east.
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