What's black and white, and red all over? Easy: The movies that hit the silver screen when the Tip Top Lofts were built, and the vino that now fills the custom wine library inside one of the building's suites.

In fact, it's that exact unit that just hit the market at the iconic downtown loft.

Historic, spacious, and complete with 1+1 beds and 1 bath, there's no doubt 637 Lake Shore Blvd W - 332 -- asking $1,269,900 -- is a "once-in-a-lifetime" kind of opportunity.

Soaked in sunlight and boasting an aesthetic marriage of industrial and contemporary details, the property stands just a few minute's walk from Billy Bishop airport, grocery stores, city parks, and the Martin-Goodman waterfront trail.

Besides being perfectly located, the property itself is a treasure. The Tip Top Lofts were designed in 1929, and continue to serve lewks in Downtown Toronto with their gold-toned doors, sprawling windowscapes, and classic red Tip Top Tailors sign.

Living up to the standard set by the address's exterior, the suite of interest boasts traditional details -- a Blanco Silgranit sink and faucet, imported Italian glass mosaic tiles, custom local ash wood countertops and an island with seating -- alongside modern must-haves, like top-of-the-line smart appliances.

One show-stopping detail in this hard-hitting suite is its custom wine library, which lives amongst an entire wall of aesthetically-pleasing built-in shelving. True vino lovers will ensure gluggable goodies are always at the ready, and re-stocks will be a breeze thanks to the LCBO just steps from the building's entrance.

Another must-see feature in the 1,064-sq. ft. space is the home-office den, which is bathed in sunlight and provides an optimal place to settle into for a work-from-home day (or year). When the return to office comes 'round, the space can be transformed into a reading nook, a (non-wine) library, or a place for an overnight guest to find slumber.


Hiperfloor premium polished concrete floors carry themselves throughout the suite, juxtaposing the unit's contemporary details with a nod to the building's past. Meanwhile, central air, an exercise room, a rooftop patio, and access to the lake all serve as cherries on top of the suite treat that is this newly-available abode.

If loft-living -- complete with easy access to the city's best, an ultra-chic aesthetic, and wine storage for days -- sounds as dreamy to you as it does to us, don't hesitate to make your move on this property.

It'd be crushing to miss it.

This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.