Collection by Kate

Home is a factory

Interior & exterior pictures of the former factory my partner and I live in. It was built in the 1950s, has a 12,000sqf unheated warehouse, plus a 2 story office section (1500sqf). We have lived in the upstairs office area since 2008 and we're about to start a major renovation (we've been living with "temporary" everything since we moved in). We plan to remove walls, open the ceiling to reveal the rafters, and add a rooftop deck (among a million other things). Our building sits on a street in the middle of our city, but it overlooks a river and feels fairly private (no neighbors).

We have some work to do by our front door.
We have some work to do by our front door.
View from our loading dock at dusk.
View from our loading dock at dusk.
Our loading dock provides a great backdrop for pictures. I scored this steelcase credenza and light at a surplus sale.
Our loading dock provides a great backdrop for pictures. I scored this steelcase credenza and light at a surplus sale.
Remodeling actually started last year when my partner began work on my future office.  These windows provide a huge amount of light in a small space and views of the river.
Remodeling actually started last year when my partner began work on my future office. These windows provide a huge amount of light in a small space and views of the river.
Deciding on a paint color was a nightmare. I went with the gray. You can see our sitting area on our loading dock.
Deciding on a paint color was a nightmare. I went with the gray. You can see our sitting area on our loading dock.