139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa
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139 Guigues Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 7C9, Canada

139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa

Welcome to 139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa. This fabulous newer construction building is located on a quiet cul de sac in the Heritage section of the Byward Market. Truly a one-of-a-kind location with breathtaking streetscape including views of the Notre Dame Cathedral & Art Gallery. Built in built in 2006 by Domaine du Marche with the character of an older buildin... Read More

Welcome to 139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa. This fabulous newer construction building is located on a quiet cul de sac in the Heritage section of the Byward Market. Truly a one-of-a-kind location with breathtaking streetscape including views of the Notre Dame Cathedral & Art Gallery. Built in built in 2006 by Domaine du Marche with the character of an older building, the attention to detail is evident throughout. From the gorgeous red brick exterior, to the crown mouldings throughout the condos, you won’t be disappointed with the units in 139 Guigues Condo Ottawa. The units in 139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa are spacious and have large entertainment sized living spaces. They feature open concept layouts, hardwood floors, ensuite laundry & each unit has a private balcony. Some of the units also have gorgeous gas fireplaces. There are 1 & 2 bedroom condos within 139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa. Storage lockers, elevators, and underground parking with heated driveways are amenities included with the building. There is also a common area garden space at the rear of the building.

139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa Neighbourhood Guide

139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa is located in Lower Town. Lower Town is bordered by the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. Near Sandy Hill, New Edinburgh and Lindenlea communities, the residential area is mostly found in Lower Town’s North Eastern section. Lower Town will not disappoint you with its wide selection of international restaurants that can be found on Murray Street.

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Hard Lofts in Ottawa

139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa is a hard loft. An authentic Hard Loft is a rare beast. Lofts in Ottawa are in short supply due to the nature of their origin. In order to fit this category, a former industrial or commercial use space must be converted into a residential living space. Out of this formula, some common elements arise. Old, often exposed brick, visible mechanical elements of the building such as pipes and beams, large windows and vaulted ceilings. The latter is the element from which a loft derives its name. A lofted ceiling that allows a living space to feel much larger than the square footage of the floor plan. Ceiling heights from 11 to16 ft are common.

There are no rules regarding whether or not a loft includes separate bedrooms. There may be no separation at all. Partition walls at less than ceiling height may be present or a second floor with partial walls or overlooks can be found. These are usually seen in units where the ceiling height is generous enough to allow room for a partial second floor.

The conversion of these commercial buildings are one-off. Often what makes them stand out are the singular elements associated with that particular building. Some will feature 100 yr old flooring, the wide beams and large nails that made up the factory floors of the day. Others may be touted for the uniqueness of the brick used to construct the building or the shape and style of the stonework. Window style will also be particular to each building, with original glass and frames, shape and size all contributing to the style of the lofts in Ottawa.

Of special interest, will be the history of the building. The story that these conversions tell is almost as important as the design in conveying the style of the home. The original use, any subsequent commercial conversions and the date of the original construction, all contribute to setting the buildings apart. All of these factors naturally limit the height of the buildings, but not necessarily the amenities. There are Hard Lofts that also include common areas, fitness rooms and shared rooftop spaces. Of particular interest are buildings that have been reclaimed from the public domain such as schools and churches.

The other criteria that must be filled is location. While this applies to every home and business, the trick with Hard Lofts is there must be underutilized or vacant industrial space near to an urban centre. Simply converting a vacant factory in the middle of nowhere, doesn’t have much appeal. Look for office, commercial and retail conversion as live work spaces to fill the gap in demand. It is also important to note the distinction between living spaces and those designated for mixed use, as this adds volume to the available Hard Loft category. Those with dual zoning are sometimes listed as artists spaces, or live work units. Both styles are more likely to be found in urban centres with high foot traffic.

The price tag associated with these one of a kind lofts in Ottawa, is not often congruent with the artists label they may receive. In some cities this was born of the use of buildings that could house projects, but were not necessarily converted to living spaces. In the past, inexpensive, unused industrial space was a great fit for artists. Necessities like plumbing and heat, were ignored in favour of the affordability. City zoning and housing laws will play a large part in determining what’s on offer for Hard Lofts today. Each city will determine what constitutes a space fit for living, and where inhabitants are allowed to offer commercial services from their residence.


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139 Guigues Av Condo Ottawa - Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Storage Locker
  • Underground Parking

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