Property of the Week: $539,900 Penthouse Loft

It has exposed brick walls, a wooden planked ceiling and two skylights.

The kitchen has granite countertops, a glass kitchen bar, maple cabinets and a skylight.

Where it is

607, 240 11 Avenue S.W.

The history

The first version of the Lewis Lofts building was built in 1910 by the Ashdown Hardware Company. It had four storeys and was half the size of its current footprint. In 1911, two more storeys were added and you can see the addition above the arched windows of the fourth floor. The building was also expanded to fit the current lot. Lewis Stationary, it’s namesake, bought the building in 1972. It was converted to residential lofts in 1995 and is a provincially registered heritage building.

What to love

607’s exposed red brick walls, fir ceiling beams, Sub Zero appliances and granite counters offer modern luxury with vintage charm. The main living area is bright and spacious with 10-foot ceilings, an open floor plan and a recessed living room, but the tucked away bedroom offers a private space. There’s something inherently cool about loft living. It’s easy to imagine that if you lived here, you would also have a reality TV show about your stylish life.

What to consider

Most of the lofts in the Lewis building have tiny fire escape balconies, 607’s is only big enough for a barbeque, but there is a large outdoor common area.

The stats

1,069 square feet
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
1 fireplace
2 skylights
Stainless steel appliances

Listed for $539,900 with realtor Christina Hagerty.

The kitchen has granite countertops, a glass kitchen bar, maple cabinets and a skylight.

There’s a step down from the kitchen into the living and dining areas.

The living room has an original brick wall and exposed fir beams.

The bedroom is tucked off the dining area.

Guests can use the two-piece bathroom, with a toilet and sink, which is separate from the three piece ensuite.

There are city views from the fire escape balcony.

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