A Contemporary Loft In Printer’s Row In Riverdale

offered at $749,000

I know, we’ve all done it…wandered by a vintage building in a charming century neighbourhood and wondered what it must be like to live in a former factory. “How neat would it be like to live there?”, we ponder. Well, ponder no more! This jewel, one of twelve intimate lofts located in a former blueprint factory, is perfect for those seeking something a little different and a lot luxury.

Under a canopy of mature trees, this vintage building is located in Prime Riverdale. Located south of The Danforth on Logan Avenue, this charming lofty residence is so central that you can throw on your coat and walk up the street to your neighbourhood convenience store or the Riverdale Perk, a lovely neighbourhood cafe perfect to unwind on hectic days. Only a short stroll to the Chester Subway station and a quick jog to Extreme Fitness at Danforth and Pape (with its stylish fully-equipped gym and comprehensive fitness classes), the IGA grocer (who still offers home delivery), plus a myriad of sundry, home furnishing and fashion retailers (not to forget liquor store, cafes, pubs and organic Carrot Common!), this is urban living at its best! Around the corner from Withrow Park – one of the city’s most enchanting urban green spaces with a weekly summer farmers’ market from May to October – this heart-grabbing residence offers a top-notch convenience! Additionally, it is just up the street from Gerrard for ethnic shopping, the best French restaurant in Chinatown – Batifole – and the downtown streetcar. Just a few blocks south is hip Queen East with its purveyors of great home design furnishings and accessories! This enchanting residence is definitely nestled in one of the most coveted neighbourhoods in the downtown core.

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Printers Row, located at 525 Logan Avenue, was completed by renowned loft conversion developer Bob Mitchell in 2001. Designed by architect W. F. Carmichael in 1911, what was originally the Bell Telephone Company’s world headquarters eventually spent a portion of its life as the ABSO Blueprint Factory until its more recent conversion into loft residences. Comprising of twelve two and three storey lofts with secure parking on the lowest level, this discreet intimate walk-up offers stylish low-maintenance living.

This particular loft is around 1500 square feet of heart-grabbing space. Perched on the top level with a sun-drenched south exposure, this visually arresting loft has an incredible volume of space with ceiling heights to seventeen feet and an abundance of windows. From the moment one walks through the foyer, the loft unfolds into an expansive space with massive walls perfect for showcasing your art. A powder room serves the entertainment level, which is a generous open concept space with a galley kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances, dark wood floors and a gas fireplace. The ceilings vault with large double windows that flood the space with light! On the second level, the open mezzanine den overlooks the entertainment space. It also offers a sleeping sanctuary and a full bath. Up to the top floor one finds an indulgent master suite with ensuite bath and two decks, one facing north and the other south!

Offering one car secure parking (with a dedicated recycling room & bike storage) and locker, this terrific loft-towne is a great space to call Home! Custom-designed but ready for your personal touch, this 3-level space in a demand neighbourhood is rare to come by, and ready for immediate occupancy!

Have we ignited your interest in this fab neighbourhood or in any of the other Toronto Neighbourhoods we specialize in? Send me a quick email – I, and my team, welcome guiding you!

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**Photos/Plans courtesy of Susan Delean Sutton Group Associates**