Ever wonder what it’s like living in one of the amazing lofts in downtown Birmingham? H2 Real Estate gives you the opportunity to experience loft living first-hand during their Loft Tours May 5.
As downtown Birmingham continues its rebirth and growth, many buildings are being renovated for stylish urban living, making lofts one of the most sought after and hot commodities in the city.
“This a great opportunity for people who aren’t familiar with the downtown area to get a feel for loft living. The downtown market is low on inventory, but demand continues to increase and this event provides an exclusive opportunity to see spaces that are currently listed, not on the market and projects soon to come,” said Lynlee Hughes, H2 Realtor.
History of the Buildings
People who sign up and take the self-guided H2 Real Estate Loft Tours will have the opportunity to learn about the history and stories behind the buildings that have been transformed into lofts. People participating in the loft tours will get a glimpse inside what life is like living in the New Ideal, the Thomas Lofts, Liberty House Lofts and more.
Built in 1809 and 1901 and previously Harold’s Furniture Store, the Thomas Lofts have been interconnected for the past 50 years. Louis Nequette owner of Nequette Architecture and Design has renovated the building and named it The Thomas after his father, who was a marine in the Vietnam War. This building is a must-see on the tour.
New Ideal was originally constructed as a department store in 1908 later moving to occupy the New Ideal building, which remains on the corner of Second Ave. N. and 18th Street N., neighboring the Pizitz in the Theatre District. The department store closed around 1990 and is now being converted into 38 residential condominiums which will preserve some of the building’s historic features.
Buy Your Tickets NOW, Get Cool Stuff!
Advanced tickets for the Loft Tours are $20 and $25 the day of the tour. The Loft Tours begin at 1:00 pm with registration at the H2 Real Estate office located at 2012 First Ave. N. In addition, there will be food trucks, vendors and live music provided by Kyle Kimbrell in the parking lot of H2.
Participating vendors include: Big Spoon Creamery, Crave Candles, Co., Sprout & Pour, Winslet & Rhys and I Love Bacon Truck. The event is sponsored by Aviate, Original B’ham, Regions Bank and the Title Group, Inc.
“We are excited about being a part of the exciting things happening in downtown Birmingham,” Lynlee Hughes added. “Our loft tours gives us a chance to show off these amazing living spaces as well as the the opportunity to share Birmingham’s history and connect with the community.”