The L. Harbach & Sons Co. Warehouse and Factory Complex, built in 1906, includes two newly rehabilitated buildings that have brought more market rate apartments and living to downtown Des Moines.
Harbach Lofts includes 103 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments; retail space; theater room; and fitness room. Each building offers separate amenities maximizing space efficiencies while allowing the users access to both. Adding a retail and coffee shop on the street level creates a dynamic environment for both tenant and public use. The interior design exposes raw materials like brick walls, original wood floors and wood beams. A center courtyard between the two separate buildings adds a visual and physical connection that re-imagines a past building linkage. As a National Registered of Historic Places building, the rehabilitation highlights the warehouse and factory history while converting the space to contemporary use.