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Los Angeles may not be the king of the skyscrapers, but we have a fair share.
our expert opinion, organizing a high-rise residence is different than
organizing a house on flat ground. You must focus on the view, not the
stuff. Many people move from a flat ground residence and realize how
much they need to get rid of before they can live in tighter quarters,
In an interview we did a while ago for Estate's West Magazine on downsizing from an estate-size property to a high-rise,
we had to explore our fair share of working up, how to sort through
life's memories and negotiate what needs to stay, and what needs to go.
It's all about the view.
Here are some of the questions and answers from that interview.
What are some important tips that homeowners should keep in mind
when downsizing their belongings from a large estate to a smaller
high-rise living area?
In a high-rise space
there is no room for mediocrity! The City of Los Angeles has its share
of high-style, high-rise buildings: Wilshire Corridor, Century City,
Marina del Rey, the exclusive Sierra Towers and the burgeoning new Downtown. High-rise living has definitely come into vogue and so has space and storage planning.
If the trend is to move up, what do people gain, and lose, in their space?
Why does Hollywood’s
A-list give up their homes for a “room with a view?” They have little
to take care of and amenities are within arm’s reach. Just lock the
door and leave. But the price can be big, even for a small space—
dwellers must significantly leave memories and larger furniture behind
in favor of straightforward simplicity. It may surprise some, but the
high-rise homes we’ve organized seem very casual, but they are indeed
carefully considered. Everything kept serves an important capacity.
Is there a past, present and future for space planning in high-rise living?
The American home may typically be getting larger, but today’s
high-rise spaces still remain relatively small. For the past 3
decades, the theory on space planning included heavy, uptight
cabinetry, bookshelves and storage from floor to ceiling, wall to wall,
all jutted up against the windows where you’re “supposed” to enjoy the
glorious views. The renaissance of mid-century style has changed all
that. Now, storage in a high-rise space needs to be gently built
around the view, with creature comforts hidden from sight, still within
In our next post, we'll feature
some tips for downsizing a large home (or estate) for easy high-rise
living. Stay tuned. In the meantime, no matter where you live, we'd love to hear your thoughts
on organizing for a view.
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