I watched this building go up in 2008 with great interest, as it was amongst the earliest indications of just how vibrant this neighbourhood would soon become.
This impressive detached building is located in the heart of the bustling Dundas West strip, and presents a unique opportunity for creative live + work space.
Designed by Kohn Shnier Architects, the building was completed in 2008 and has been owner-occupied ever since. Modern steel and concrete construction enable clear spans throughout, and the virtual elimination of bulkheads. The main floor features a dynamic retail space, that connects to a lower level with high ceilings – perfect as a workshop, atelier or as an extension of the retail.
Upstairs, a spacious loft-like apartment is spread over 2 floors. The mainfloor includes a decadent chef’s kitchen finished in Corian, with a large eat-at island. The combined living & dining rooms connect with a large south-facing terrace with exceptional natural light and neighbourhood views. Upstairs, the master bathroom features abundant built-in closets, together with a generous ensuite bathroom. A second open space is presently used as a studio, but is easily converted to a closed 2nd bedroom.
Parking is provided at the rear of the building, and the rooftop functions as a green roof. The finest materials have been used in this very special building, from anodized aluminium windows paired with black manganese brick, to high quality appliances and dual furnaces to provide adequate heating and fire separation between the retail and residential units.
This building is located in the very centre of the bourgeoning Dundas West neighbourhood, only moments to Trinity Bellwoods Park, and steps from modern townhome developments and the upcoming Nero Condominium project. The neighbourhood features a number of destination restaurants including Campagnolo, Black Hoof, L’ouvrier, Bent and others. A vibrant cafe culture, coupled with the newly-opened Archive Wine bar and a growing list of savvy retailers, encourages pedestrian traffic throughout the day.
A unique opportunity in an exceptional downtown neighbourhood.