Condo of the Month: A New York-Style Loft in the Historic Lewis Lofts Building

Originally built in 1910, this former warehouse building is now home to charming New York-style loft condos.

Photograph by Jon Dave.

Where it is

310, 240 11 Ave. S.W.


The history

Before being converted to New York-style condos, the Lewis Lofts building was built for the J.H. Ashdown Hardware Co. in 1910. Lewis Stationary Ltd. later purchased the warehouse, and in 1995, the building was converted into residential condo units. Today, the building features six stories with 12-foot ceilings, 59 units and common areas that include a deck, outdoor space, gazebo, barbecue and picnic tables.


What to love

This unit blends original charm and character with a timeless modern design. The open floor plan pulls together the natural lighting with the old-world charm of the wood ceiling beams and brick-covered walls. Modern finishes, such as in the kitchen with its massive breakfast bar island and stainless-steel appliances, are effortlessly combined with the space’s historic aspects. The living room is accompanied by its own cozy fireplace, while the west-facing balcony offers picturesque city views. The den offers a space that can be customized, whether as a home office, gym or recreational room. The bedroom also features an open-concept layout, creating a sense of airiness.


What to consider

Surrounded by the downtown and Beltline neighbourhoods, this condo unit offers an ideal location for those looking to access 17th Avenue S.W. for shopping, dining and entertainment. The unit also includes in-suite laundry, underground heated parking and an assigned storage room and bike storage.


The stats

1,034 square feet
Loft style
One bathroom
Heated underground parking
West-facing balcony
Built in 1910


Listed for $479,900 with realtor Catherine Chow at Catherine Chow Realtor, CIR Realty.


Inside the Condo

Photograph by Jon Dave.

The historic appeal of this former warehouse has been maintained over the years and is now blended with modern amenities.


Photograph by Jon Dave.

Natural lighting easily flows throughout the open-concept layout of the loft, which connects the spacious kitchen with the living room.


Photograph by Jon Dave.

The living room space has its own cozy fireplace and access to the west-facing balcony for a summer barbecue.


Photograph by Jon Dave.

The brick cladding in the bedroom nods to the building’s historic background, while also adding a cozy and warm element to the space.


Photograph by Jon Dave.

Surrounded by brick cladding and a window for natural lighting and fresh air, the home office space is a cozy and ideal space to work from home.


Have a condo for sale that you’d like to share for consideration for this column? Let us know.

Related posts

Property of the Week: An Elegant Bridgeland Home with a Gorgeous Gym

Michaela Ream

Mountain Property Spotlight: A Home with a Four-Season Sunroom in Wasa

Michaela Ream

Property of the Week: A Briar Hill Home on a 75-Foot Ridge Lot

Michaela Ream

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy
Avenue Calgary