While Toronto has no shortage of older industrial buildings that have turned into residential lofts, few successfully combine luxury and edginess as well as this hard loft in Regent Park that just sold for $1,795,000.
Located in the Brewery Lofts building, which was originally built as a warehouse in the 1950s, the five-storey structure was used as a design studio and prop warehouse for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where renowned and respected artists including Glenn Gould, Jim Henson, and Lorne Michaels once worked.
However, in 1998-1999, the warehouse was converted into live/work lofts and became one of the area's only authentic, hard loft conversions. Today, the building truly reflects its industrial heritage by offering 14-foot ceilings, massive concrete pillars, and an abundance of windows.
Located at 90 Sumach Street, in a once-gritty area that's sandwiched between Regent Park and Corktown -- both of which are undergoing massive revitalizations -- the neighbourhood is changing quickly with new restaurants, cafes, and shops seemingly popping up on every corner.
So, for those wanting an industrial look in an edgy, up-and-coming neighbourhood, a unit in the Brewery Lofts building -- similar to this 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom unit that just sold -- could be just the thing.
Once you step inside the converted brick building and venture to this spacious unit, you'll find a fully-renovated loft that oozes old-school, industrial charm.
The stylish unit, which spans over 2,000 square feet, boasts sleek touches like polished concrete floors, concrete pillars, soaring 14-foot ceilings, south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, and massive gallery walls.
The modern space also comes with a state of the art kitchen that's decked out with grey wooden cabinets, an impressive tile backsplash, a subzero fridge, a Miele dishwasher, and a Wolf stove -- all great selling points for someone who loves to spend time in the kitchen.
Plus, there are two huge bedrooms and a den -- which feature plenty of storage space -- offering the owner more than enough room to work, live, and play.
- Address: 403 - 90 Sumach Street
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Size: 2000-2249 sqft
- Price: $1,795,000
- Taxes: $6,861 / year
- Maintenance Fees:$1,195 /month
- Listed By: Ici Source Real Asset Services Inc., Brokerage
This loft also comes with in-unit laundry, a nice balcony overlooking a courtyard, and two parking spaces. There’s a lot to like here and it won’t be surprising to see prices creep up even higher on places like this in the coming months as more residents search for larger space to work from home.
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