Warehouse Lofts Condo Ottawa | 95 Beech St
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95 Beech Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 3J7, Canada

Warehouse Lofts Condo Ottawa | 95 Beech St

Warehouse Lofts Condo Ottawa prior to its condo conversion, was a factory warehouse creating a variety of products of the years. In 2000 the building was converted into a condominium by retired Ottawa real estate lawyer, Craig Callen Jones. The condominium conver... Read More

Warehouse Lofts Condo Ottawa prior to it’s condo conversion, was a factory warehouse creating a variety of products of the years. In 2000 the building was converted into a condominium by retired Ottawa real estate lawyer, Craig Callen Jones. The condominium conversion project consisted of creating 30 open-concept unique lofts within the preexisting structure. The lofts feature inviting and well thought-out design accented by warm hardwood floors, high quality and creative built-ins, exposed brick walls, wood beams, and high cathedral ceilings! The beautiful timber beams used in the conversion project are a stand out in this building, setting it apart from other loft conversions in the city. Many units also feature exposed duct work, fire places, and beautiful staircases allowing for 2 storeys of authentic loft living. Enjoy living in Little Italy, steps away from some of Ottawa’s greatest restaurants, pubs and shops!

Little Italy is known for it’s amazing restaurant scene. From the classic Italian restaurant Giovanni’s, to popular sports bar The Prescott, there are restaurants on this street that have been around for 40+ years. Some popular newer restaurants nearby include Two Six {Ate}, Evoo Greek Kitchen, Flap Jacks Pancake Shack, Salt and the Moon Room. Heart & Crown and the Moon Room are nearby as well for fun evening outings. Preston St is also home to both Absolute Comedy Club and Yuk Yuk’s comedy club for evening entertainment all week long. Little Italy is home to two of Ottawa’s most popular fitness chains – Greco Fitness and Yoga Town.

Perfectly located in Little Italy, Warehouse Lofts Condo Ottawa is walking distance to both Dow’s Lake & LeBreton Flats. Residents can enjoy easy access year road to Ottawa’s world famous Rideau Canal. In the winter skate from Dow’s Lake to the Byward Market and in the summer enjoy the water by running or biking along the path, or kayak, paddle board or boat down the water way. LeBreton Flats is home to Ottawas biggest outdoor music festival, Bluesfest, which is held annually in July.

Warehouse Lofts Neighbourhood Guide

Warehouse Lofts is located in Little Italy. You’ll love the new Trillium Bike path lets you take advantage of hundreds of bike trails as you explore Little Italy. It is home to some of Ottawa’s biggest festivals, Italian Week in the summer and GrapeFest in the fall. Little Italy is also just a short walk from Ottawa’s most popular festival, Bluesfest, which takes place on neighbouring area Lebreton Flatts every July.

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Hard Lofts in Ottawa

Warehouse Lofts 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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