Clarence Lofts Condo Ottawa | 144 Clarence St
Modeled after the artist Loft of New York‚¨"s Soho district, these elegant open concept loft apartments could not be better situated. This eight storey building, located in the heart of the Byward Market, features incredible views of Parliament, sunsets, and Ottawa‚¨"s quaint market. Just a two minute walk from every restaurant,pub, gallery, shop, and public transi... Read More
Modeled after the artist Loft of New York‚Äôs Soho district, these elegant open concept loft apartments could not be better situated. This eight storey building, located in the heart of the Byward Market, features incredible views of Parliament, sunsets, and Ottawa‚Äôs quaint market. Just a two minute walk from every restaurant,pub, gallery, shop, and public transit, Clarence Lofts Condo Ottawa has it all. Built by the Routeburn Urban Developments with Barry Hobin Architecture in 1994, there are only two condominiums per floor, creating a quiet, tranquil, and private atmosphere. Elevators open into individual units in this small unique building. Characterized by 10 foot ceilings, ample natural light, and a open-concept layouts, Clarence Lofts Condo Ottawa is everything one is looking for.
Clarence Lofts Condo Ottawa Neighbourhood Guide
Clarence Lofts Condo Ottawa is located in The Byward Market.¬†The environment and ambiance is what makes the Byward Market what it is. It really thrives in the warmer months with the open-air market being one of the city‚Äôs top destinations. Flowers line the streets and the smell of food fills the air. Parliament Hill is also just on the outskirts of the Byward Market, making visiting a breeze for residents of this neighbourhood.
Most of the Byward Market‚Äôs residents name the restaurants and bars as one of the area‚Äôs best attractions. A handful of art galleries and well curated independent clothing stores can all be found within walking distance. As if all these are not enough, there are a number of small, quirky stores where you can find everything from handmade cards to roller skates. And of course, all of these sights and experiences are connected by well designed pedestrian and bike paths that will make you never want to drive again.
Other Hard Lofts in Ottawa
Hard Lofts in Ottawa
Clarence Lofts 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôs 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.
Clarence Lofts Condo Ottawa | 144 Clarence St - Amenities
- Storage Locker
- Underground Parking