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Luxe Living In The Tip Top Lofts

Luxe Living In The Tip Top Lofts


Offered at: $1,279,000


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If you covet loft living while harboring a hankering for all things Harbourfront, then no other lakeside condominium marries the best of the best than Tip Top Lofts on the central west side of Queens Quay. This celebrated adaptive reuse conversion of the former Tip Top Tailors factory, renown for its stately facade and dazzling Art Deco lobby is a hop, skip and jump to acres of green space, miles of jogging paths, a superb marina, phenomenal cultural amenities, green grocer & shops, light rapid transit and, for those on the get-go, the extremely convenient island airport and Porter Airlines! How brilliant is that?

Welcome to 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Loft 610!

 

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This landmark heritage edifice to industry, originally constructed in 1929, is regal with its massive six storey vertical corner towers decorated with bas-relief and capped with pyramidal copper roofs. Having all the signature elements of the Art Deco genre, including a symmetrical facade, strong vertical lines, multiple wall planes at the corners, and an elegant two-storey front entrance with vintage brass doors, this stately building is renown as one of the city's most breath-taking examples of industrial architecture. Well-preserved and beautifully situated, Tip Top Tailors represents the ideal conversion for luxe loft living.

Completed in 2006 by Context Developments and designed by architectsAlliance, the development team's mandate was to respect the original architectural integrity in the overall retrofit programme. Fusing the strong horizontal framework and rhythmic vertical vernacular of the original building with a new six storey glass mass tower addition that gently echoed the original, the end result is a visually-arresting marriage of the past and the present into a spectacular unified whole. Consisting of 160 authentic hard lofts with their signature vintage concrete columns and 96 soft lofts of glass encased modernity, this luxury 256 unit condominium features 24 hour concierge in a grand original lobby, visitor parking, a fully equipped fitness centre, a yoga / aerobic room, multi-purpose room with kitchen, and spectacular outdoor common terrace.

Perfectly positioned next to water and green space, and nestled on the edge of the former railway and industrial lands that are now home to one of the county's most substantial residential redevelopments with even more shopping and services soon-to-be-opening, the Tip Top Lofts was leader in the rejuvenation of the central west downtown core. Setting the tone for what is becoming one of the most demand downtown neighbourhoods marrying lake side living with a rich urban life, this near centre-of-it-all condominium is fantastic for those into celebrating the great outdoors, whether it be boating on the lake, biking or jogging on the Martin Goodman Trail, sun tanning on the urban beach of HTO Park, relaxing in the Music Garden or taking the ferry over to the amusement park on the Toronto Islands. And for those who love partaking in Harbourfront's superb cultural and leisure amenities, the Harbourfront Centre hosts an extensive program of arts and cultural events throughout each summer, including craft and artisan fairs, theatre and dance performances and musical concerts. A series of free concerts is staged at Harbourfront's outdoor concert stage every weekend throughout the summer and in winter there is the free open-air ice rink. How amazing is that?

Loft 610 in Tip Top Lofts is THE DREAM SUITE for soft loft lovers. Designed by Lucid Interior Designs, this coveted corner suite with a northwest city vista seamlessly integrates modern functionality with modern architectural features. The central entertainment zone is open concept and double height, combining the kitchen, dining, and living areas into one divine entertaining space. Lit by sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, the showpiece of the unit is a stone feature wall that brilliantly mixes harder elements like wood beam and stone with the soft luxury of contemporary furnishings. The top-of-the-line kitchen boasts built-in stainless steel appliances (including gas range!) marble countertops, and a generous island that houses a modern sink and doubles as a breakfast bar. The dining area takes advantage of two walls of windows with walk-outs and spectacular views, and leads the way into an open plan den, which is a bonus space that an owner can tailor to suit their needs.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is bright and airy, and opens to the Great Room below. It features a double closet with custom built-in storage, and a spacious, sparkling 4-piece ensuite bathroom (with laundry)! The second upper level bath is beautifully appointed and located directly across from the spacious second bedroom which is cantilevered over the entertainment space. This upper level is the perfect sanctuary!

Rare to find is the 450 square feet of outdoor under-the-stars living on the wrap-around corner terrace. It's well-proportioned with ample space for dining, seating and your barbecue. Featuring over 1800 square feet of indulgent living, plus an underground parking space, this 'bright lights big city' loft is one astonishingly gorgeous luxurious abode!

Want to learn more about this unique urban space?  Contact steve@urbaneer.com for more info. 

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