Elgin Loft

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Location
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Industrial
  • Year
  • 2017
  • Square Feet
  • 3000
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • This major renovation, completed in January 2017, consolidates a family-run business and an infill home in one industrial building. The building, at a whopping 9,000 sq.ft., is located at the corner of two main Toronto streets, and wraps around a heritage 1905-era bank building on the corner. Consequently, the building has two main branches, one with a north-facing street facade, and another with a east-facing street facade.

    The family-run business was consolidated into the northern branch of the building, which left the east-west branch free to be renovated into a three-storey, 3,000 sq.ft. home for the residents, a couple and their two young children.

    The lowest level is located a few steps below street level and includes an enclosed garage, a large entrance foyer and closet, full bathroom, and family room. On the second floor, a central industrial-style kitchen stands between the eastern Great Room and the kids’ bedroom to the west.

    The third floor addition consists of a huge family room, with a gorgeous fireplace, a spacious laundry room and the master bedroom and bathroom. A skylight over the stair brings natural light to the space and a huge, 1,000 sq.ft. deck opens off the family room.

    The loft-like apartment evokes a gallery space, with its clean lines, warm wood floors and tall, 10ft high ceilings. The family did not shy away from colour, opting for rich blue and cool grey walls, that compliment their extensive art collection.

    Like all Solares projects, energy efficiency was a driving factor in this major renovation. Additional insulation was added to the concrete structure, and efficient systems were installed to minimize energy waste.

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    Modern home with bath room, ceiling lighting, one piece toilet, wall lighting, and alcove tub. Elgin Loft - Bathroom Photo  of Elgin Loft

    Elgin Loft - Bathroom

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    Elgin Loft - Kids' Bedroom

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    Elgin Loft - Kids' Bedroom

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    Elgin Loft - Exterior

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    Elgin Loft - Exterior

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    Elgin Loft - Great Room

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    Elgin Loft - Great Room

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    Elgin Loft - Master Bathroom

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