For most people, the New Year tends to represent fresh starts and new beginnings. However, for us at Inovus Design, 2018 began with an ending. We are excited to announce the completion of a project four years in the making: Baker Block in Costa Mesa!
Located at 125 East Baker St, Baker Block is a cooperative effort by CityView, an investment management and development firm and Red Oak Investments, an urban redevelopment company. The project includes “coastal-curated interior designs and spacious floor plans with modern sensibility” which describes its style as having an “urban edge and just the right amount of modern.” The 240 residential apartments are made up of studios, one bedroom, two bedrooms and three bedrooms. Amenities include a sky deck, fitness center with yoga room, conference room + business center, Wi-Fi lounge, dog park, dog wash station, a club room with kitchen, bike storage and maintenance area, and multiple outdoor spaces with a luxury pool, BBQ grills and fire elements. You may never want to leave!
However, you may want to venture out as the project’s location in Costa Mesa is the definition of fun and convenience. Not only is the project located less than a mile from music venues, art galleries, delicious food and trendy shopping as well as close proximity to John Wayne Airport and major Orange County freeways. The project acts as a reflection of its location and emulates the surrounding artistic community. The project features the largest mural in Orange County, measuring 136 feet long and 55 feet high covering more than 8,000 square feet! Painted by artist and skateboarder, Shepard Fairey, the mural is entitled “Welcome Home,” and is meant to be a reflection of Baker Block’s commitment to both Costa Mesa’s artistic community and the surf-skate culture. The mural includes floral patterns, geometric lines and shapes, mandalas, nature, water, wings and a female figure. According to Fairey the piece “is a message of peace, independence, and the beauty and openness of humanity and nature.”
Apart from being a great place for its residents to live, the project intends to make a positive impact on the community. According to developers, “the project aims to help alleviate the housing shortage present in Orange County.”
Here is a preview of our Baker Block installation!