If you are a cook or a creative soul, you are endlessly fascinated by the differences in your end product (some subtle, some overt) when you combine different mediums or ingredients. When you cross that same chemistry in housing design, say, in high-demand Leslieville, where the aesthetic of industrial architecture folds itself expertly into residential purpose, the results truly are splendid and stylish!
Welcome to Loft 415 at WorkLofts - 319 Carlaw Avenue.
319 Carlaw fuses industrial history with residential and commercial future, and is well-positioned for those who covet the pedestrian lifestyle. Located just north of Queen Street East on Carlaw Avenue, this outstanding loft is located in the heart of hip Leslieville. Up the street from the 24-hour Queen streetcar, daily shopping, café culture, and purveyors of the funky and fine, this romantic voluminous space is truly enhanced by a convenient urban village life. Our fav's include Mercury Espresso, Lady Marmalade for Brunch, Leslieville's newest boutique Good Neighbour, Delica Kitchen for delicious soups, salads and pret å manger sandwiches, and for those who crave something sweet, the always enticing Bobbette and Belle Bakery.
This is the ideal location for nature, water and fitness lovers. It’s just a short stroll, bike, or blade away from the sanctuary of the Leslie Spit, Hideaway Park, John Chang Neighbourhood Park, and the recreation of the Beach. Imagine, a location with accessible cardio cleansing, contemplation, and day dreaming just steps from your door! Are you a yogi (or thinking of becoming one?) You can stroll to Spirit Loft Yoga or the Flying Yogi (Canada’s first suspension yoga studio) are about a minute’s walk up the street. And for those who have to hit the road, Carlaw to Lake Shore Boulevard offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. How amazing is that?
WorkLofts, part of Toronto's former textile and factory district, takes advantage of the angles of industrial architecture (enveloped in aluminum and glass), lending urban grit, texture and polish. Built in 2012 by Lamb Developments, this building combines work studio condominiums and residential condominiums, housed within modern interpretation of a century warehouse. The details in design anchor its place on the formerly industrial Carlaw Ave, connecting its industrial roots with its contemporary façade.
Eleven storeys high, 319 Carlaw is an expression of how the commercial intersects with community. It contains a total of 153 condominium units (125 Residential and 28 Commercial). There are one and two bedroom suites, ranging size from 378 square feet to 2100 square feet; the common thread throughout the building, common spaces and suites is contemporary cool. Each suite boasts four stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, gas cooking, a natural gas bib connection for barbecuing on all balconies and terraces, high style euro kitchens, double thick stone countertops and high quality engineered hardwood floors throughout. Natural light is given ample room to enter and distribute, with suites reaching up with 9ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. Building amenities include outdoor terrace, party room, meeting rooms, security, key fob controlled access system, surveillance cameras and smoke and carbon monoxide sensors.
Suite 415, having 761 square feet of intelligently-designed living space, makes pragmatic use of its size, fusing fashion with function. Upon entering this 1bed + den suite with an inventive wedge shape, the bright urbane vista at the far end of the loft draws you over the threshold, past the open concept den with a concrete feature wall, and into the entertainment space, which unfolds into a series of articulated living space. The crisp white walls, light wood floor and pristine cabinetry emphasize the clean, modern feel of this loft. A chic upgraded kitchen with gas cooking boasts stainless steel appliance suite and a white modern backsplash. The living space's wall of glass is a scene-stealer, offering a brilliant skyscape and bathing this suite in sunlight! The sliding patio door leads to the balcony, which offers another 200 square feet of outdoor living space (with BBQ gas line)!
A fiber glass sliding door leads to the generously proportioned master bedroom, which features a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a double closet for storage. Imagine waking up to that brilliant panorama! The suite is rounded out by a contemporary 4-piece bath and ownership of a storage locker. And while this stellar location is ideal for those without a car (there's an AutoShare Car just steps away and transit at your doorstep), the loft comes with an underground parking spot!
Do you crave the combination of contemporary cool with a side of innovative architecture, industrial innovation, and a stellar location that promotes the best of urban living? This may be the spot for you!
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