Superlatives? You expect over-the-top adjectives in real estate promotion. Yet for this custom crafted real loft space, standard hyperbole understates. Fact: there's nothing like it. Every detail achieves standards you'll find no place else. There are no "developer" conceptual limitations. Even the walls of rooms use distinctive materials. The impact is extraordinary. »cont'd
Discretion is a virtue when you're living downtown. So the simple façade of this former industrial space gives little away. The elemental brown brick exterior with modern glass and black metal high-security entryway plus automatic garage door – these details might pass for a design office complex. Don't be fooled.
Inside, an unadorned main hallway holds its cards close too. But there are clues: you'll spot the combination lock buttons hidden in the lever style door handle.
Entering the space you're greeted by a bold stand-alone reception foyer. It's Soho-meets-Milan – exuberantly neo-modernist, executed with stylish ceramic tiles, glass block walls, suspended maple cabinetry and ample space to sit and remove footwear. Wow!
The beam-style of the aluminum and maple stairway will be familiar enough to design lovers. But the execution is a work of high craftsmanship. Those who love the innovative use of materials will be thrilled. They'll also notice the gloss white paneling that replaces ordinary drywall. You may have the impression you've travelled forward in time a decade or two. And you'll be right.
Arriving in the main space your first impression is a symphony of natural light in subtle atmospheric hues. What amplifies the dimensionality and space is glass – glass used in ways that defy tired residential conventions.
Enormous oversized floor-to-ceiling frosted glass walls roll effortlessly into place to create privacy, naturally bending light into swimming pool turquoise tints. The front office walls are transparent too, creating a quiet and fully separated workspace. And what an office this is! Light flows through the space. High columns of sleek euro cabinetry conceal everything. Historic steel beams add interest and a sense of purpose. Real maple hardwood floors are heated via special technology. A room-sized south facing balcony invites breaks. This is a workspace made for great ideas. Yours.
In the main loft space an ultra-urban kitchen gleams with relentless perfection. White glazed cabinetry rises from muted buffed stainless steel plate floors. High-end appliances include twin convection ovens. Motorized drawers? A slick touch in your "make-it-look-effortless" entertainment repertoire… Notice how the huge 10' x 4.5 island is "right sized" in this spacious environment. It could serve as the set for a gourmet TV cooking show. Imagine how well it works with casual wine get-togethers.
The living dining space is a show-stopper too. Here light plays off warm maple floors and dances around real steel beams and exposed ductwork. True to the working heritage of this space an "original equipment" cast-steel ceiling crane has been left in place as a sculptural feature. It's another touch-point to the authenticity of this stunning historic loft.
A bathroom that doubles as a work of art? Welcome to "luxury minimalism". Abundant space sets the stage for ironically paired-down modernist accoutrements. That slender thread of chrome rising above a simple squared drain? A shower. The sculptural tub that seems to float in open space? A delicious point of contrast to finished concrete floors.
Beyond cool? Roll aside the translucent glass wall of the bedroom. Darkness and privacy come with the push a button as automatic blinds lower. A single textured cast concrete wall anchors the bed with sculptural elegance. And behind, a concealed walk-in closet plus compact washer dryer keep wardrobes impeccable – and out of sight.
Find an authentic industrial loft perfectly located in the heart of the national capital? Out of the question. Yet here it is, one block from the restaurants of Somerset, minutes from anywhere you need to be. Walk or cycle when you can, drive when you need to. The city is yours.
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