The Glassworks Condo Ottawa | 29 Main St
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29 Main Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1B1, Canada

The Glassworks Condo Ottawa | 29 Main St

The Glassworks Condo Ottawa, built in 2002 by the popular Charlesfort Development, is a lovely building located just off of the Rideau Canal in Old Ottawa East. The units in this building are modern, elegant, and spacious. They feature hardwood floors, granite counter t... Read More

The Glassworks Condo Ottawa, built in 2002 by the popular Charlesfort Development, is a lovely building located just off of the Rideau Canal in Old Ottawa East. The units in this building are modern, elegant, and spacious. They feature hardwood floors, granite counter tops, large floor to ceiling windows, 17 ft ceilings, in unit laundry…the list goes on! This building contains unique loft-style condos as the units offer 2 storeys, stunning staircases, gas fireplaces and open concept living areas, giving it a real industrial style feel. The Glassworks Condo Ottawa is centrally located, walking distance from Ottawa University, the Byward Market, the Rideau Centre, and with great access to the 417 Queensway highway.The building has a great rooftop terrace for residents to lounge on that also features BBQ’s. Underground parking, visitors parking, underground bike storage, secured entrances and storage lockers are other great amenities at The Glassworks Condo Ottawa.

The Glassworks Neighbourhood Guide

The Glassworks is located in Old Ottawa EastOld Ottawa East is one of the few pockets of suburbia still existing in downtown Ottawa. There are far fewer apartment buildings in the area, saving it from the concrete jungle reputation which many neighbouring areas seem to have. It is not completely cut off from the fun though. Residents looking to socialize with a livelier crowd can head down to Elgin Street which is only a few blocks away. The great thing about this is the party is unlikely to follow you down the quiet Main Street. People living here are able to have the best of both worlds; energetic pubs a few blocks away and a calm dock near Brantwood Park. Residents can also explore the area’s rich heritage simply by touring many of the old buildings which still stand. An example is The White House, built in the 1800s and used to host one of the first Catholic schools in Ottawa or the Town Hall.

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Soft Lofts in Ottawa

The Glassworks is a soft loft. Soft Lofts are new builds designed to offer the space and style of a hard loft. The demand for hard lofts far exceeds availability and the costs associated with these one of kind spaces, place them out of reach for many buyers. Here is where the Soft Loft comes to life. Builders, eager to fill the demand for open concept spaces, adopted the term loft and applied it to units which outside of the conversion elements, fit the design and style criteria of a loft.

More commonly found in low and mid rise buildings, upper floors in high rise buildings may also have units that have been given a Soft Loft treatment. The popularity of the Soft Loft is growing along with demand for higher ceilings, open floor plans and unique design elements. Luckily supply is high, since the units are created with new builds, there is no limit on how many can hit a given market. However, due to the low supply Hard lofts are more likely to retain their value over time and suffer less vulnerability to market shifts.

Expect to find a wide range of styles. Many units will mimic Hard loft design features, while the external building may be represented in a more modern style. Many of the architectural components in a Hard loft may differ and so too do the elements of a Soft Loft. The expanse of options can make choosing a Soft Loft more difficult, the lower prices will surely ease that burden. You’ll find completely open concept units, partially walled bedrooms and open concept overlook sleeping quarters. Large windows will be an easy to find feature as they lower the construction costs for the building. Soft lofts may also still include features such as exposed brick, polished concrete floors, wood beams and other industrial elements.

One of the biggest bonuses of Soft Lofts is their inclusion in building projects that compete for best amenities. New build condos have to offer a wide and exciting range of amenities to attract potential buyers. Finding a soft loft in a building that also has concierge, party rooms, pools, full scale gym and rooftop BBQ’s is not uncommon. They are also not restricted by any existing structure. A soft loft can be built into any design or building, offering more options for style and layout. Developers will sometimes use the mixing of these elements. They design multiple building complexes, combining Condo units, Soft Lofts and Townhomes into a single project.


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The Glassworks Condo Ottawa | 29 Main St - Amenities

  • Bicycle Storage
  • Common Patio
  • Elevator
  • Security
  • Storage Locker
  • Underground Parking

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