If you’ve ever wondered how to incorporate a fetish room into your green home, take a tour of The Lofts @ Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles to see just how kinky a green building can be.
Built where a recording studio that produced 300 gold and platinum albums used to stand, ReThink Development’s project Cherokee Studios is a LEED platinum green building that incorporates historical music elements into its design. Four of the building’s 12 lofts are furnished and designed as showcases, and one of those — the Alice Cooper loft designed by Lori Dennis and Brook Casey — had an elaborate fetish room with all sorts of (potentially pre-loved?) toys.
And at the studio’s Rock-n-Platinum preview party last night, musicians, architects, designers, and other eco-enthusiasts got to see that and other beautifully designed and decorated lofts — the 30 Seconds to Mars loft by Jennifer Siegal and Sandra Sharma, the David Bowie loft by Rogerio Carvalheiro, and a Cisco Home model unit — which showed off the most energy-efficient appliances, sustainable furniture, and latest green building materials.
The party raised money for Habitat for Humanity, which ReThink Development’s founder and principal Greg Reitz said shares similar goals with Cherokee Studios: To build green, though obviously for people of very different income levels. To benefit the fundraiser, Ben Lee and BlueSkyReality performed in the courtyard, which had “living walls” filled with pretty plants by Woolly Pocket Garden Company.
The Lofts @ Cherokee Studios contain about every green feature you can think of — from FSC-certified cabinets to stormwater management systems — though the solar panels and drought-tolerant landscaping haven’t all been installed quite yet. Want to see the eco-features — or just visit the fetish room? Rock-n-Platinum Public Tours begin tomorrow, Halloween, happening from noon to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 15. All proceeds from the $10 tickets will go to Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA.
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