Commonwealth Architects

Imperial Tobacco Lofts

Lynchburg, VA
Services: ArchitectureHistoric Architecture

Commonwealth Architects provided architectural services for the rehabilitation of the Imperial Tobacco Company tobacco manufacturing facility and warehouse into what is now the Imperial Tobacco Lofts. Situated in historic downtown Lynchburg, this building offers single and multi-level one, two and three bedroom lofts.

Many of the building’s historic details were preserved, including exposed brick walls, wood floors, and wood columns and beams, which provide a visually appealing contrast against its clean, modern design counterparts. Although each unit has a unique floor plan and layout, they all share similar raw industrial finishings, which add to their historic charm. A 24-hour gym is also included on-site for resident use.

The facility’s existing garage was also transformed into a restaurant, complete with an outdoor deck and patio area. One of the most noted features of this rehabilitation is the incorporation of the historic roof trusses as part of the loft units.

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