Condo of the Week: $499,000 for a truly unique loft off Main

It's industrial, it's Brooklyn, it's East 4th Ave.

January 20, 2016

The Details: $499,000 / Maintenance fee: $208.66 / 1996 / 754 sq. ft. / 1 bed, 1 bath / 509 228 E 4th Ave. / MLS: R2025819

The Condo: Did someone say penthouse loft? This ultra-cool top floor corner unit boasts stunning 18-ft. ceilings, an airy feel, and an impressive renovation over its 754 square feet. The open kitchen even has a breakfast bar for entertaining. Finishing highlights include custom millwork and hardwood floors throughout, a walk-in glass shower in the re-styled bathroom, and a cozy gas fireplace. Southern exposure brings the natural light in year-round.

The Neighbourhood: Located in the heart of the live/work hub that is Mount Pleasant, the apartment is a short stroll to many local craft breweries and cafes. The always popular Watershed building is a 20-year-old five-storey boutique live/work loft building with a common rooftop deck, landscaped inner courtyard, and shared workshop.

The (Potential) Deal-breaker: While the shared rooftop deck is great, there isn’t any private outdoor space. As with most lofts, prepare to get creative with storage solutions.


A catwalk-style entry means no strange cooking smells or nosey neighbours from other units.


Bright southern exposure brings in natural light year-round.


Harwood floors and a cozy gas fireplace warm the living space.


The open-concept kitchen has stainless appliances and breakfast bar seating.


White-washed 18-ft. ceilings create a bright and airy living space.


The loft bedroom with custom millwork.


The recently re-styled bathroom.


A spacious walk-in shower with glass enclosure.


Great mountain views from the common rooftop deck.


The recently-opened Red Truck Brewery is right around the corner.

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