When a house such as 2-375 Cooper Street becomes available it's like being let in on a super exclusive secret. Custom crafted loft spaces are abundant in the likes of Manhattan or Toronto for a pretty penny - the opportunity to seize a coolly converted factory space in the nation's capital doesn't come around often. Design elements here are anything but standard - distinctive materials form robust details that hint at the 1950's glass factory that used to call this address home. »cont'd
On the outside, an unassuming facade maintains the desirable effect of discretion often wished for in a centre-town dwelling. Elemental brown brick and cement walkway fuse with modern glass and black metal accents to create a decidedly neo-modernist feel - the stage is set for what's to come.
Inside, an unembellished entry hall turns up the functional factor with this ingenious feature: ceramic tiles hold a built-in drain and the long composite glass wall houses a hidden hose unit. Mind: blown. Four legged friends, mud-splattered and salt-stained boots - Canada's unpredictable elements are no match for this crowd pleaser.
The greeting in the space beyond presents a bold wow factor - a stunning compilation of oversized ceramic tile, concrete, and stylish glass block walls are topped with a seemingly endless bank of skylights. It's a celebration of natural light and architectural innovation. The striking minimal layout unfolds taking with it functional touches - radiant heat flooring throughout keeps comfort levels high, enormous glass walls roll effortlessly on tracks to create private spaces or open them up. The powder room and large front hall closet make a case for large proportions and minimal accoutrements. Two car garage and storage is accessed close by.
An informal living room centres the open loft space - its rectilinear shape and gleaming composite walls eschew traditional residential conventions. Glass walls surround an office nearby - light pours in, built-ins keep documents organized; it truly is a space to brainstorm, develop, create.
Separating the informal living room and kitchen is a one of a kind fireplace - glass tiles are augmented with colourful graffiti - your very own Banksy-inspired mural is the best conversation starter. And conversation is inevitable - in a space like this, entertaining large groups is a welcome reality, and your partner in crime? The kitchen boasts personality in spades. Buffed stainless steel plate floors show off bright quartz countertops and a vertical sliding glass wall does away with kitchen clutter in one smooth motion. On the subject of clutter, note the absence of a large fridge - an oversized fridge and freezer sits conveniently tucked away in a pantry off the kitchen along with floor to ceiling cupboards and plumbed coffee machine. The open dining room and adjacent formal living room are a show-stopping combination - exposed beams and turquoise tinted glass doors add dimension, not to mention a cozy place to curl up for the evening.
Folding patio doors adjacent let warmer months in - the exclusive terrace beyond feels like a super chic rooftop patio, complete with a glass garage door - another touch-point to the loft's authenticity.
The floating staircase design is a thrill for decor enthusiasts but even more impressive for its exquisite craftsmanship - a glass-floored landing is a special treat. Sleeping quarters are separated for optimal privacy and comfort. To the right, the guest suite showcases paired-down details for the best in function - wall to wall built-ins and expansive window contrast warmly against rich hardwood. A three-piece ensuite soars above expectations.
The master suite exemplifies minimalist luxury - compact laundry and a large closet keep wardrobes immaculate. Light and air flow freely overtop a half wall that acts as storage and denotes the ensuite. A strip of chrome rises above stainless steel slats - your shower awaits. A structural tub seems to float, and true to form, wall to wall windows bathe it all in natural light.
The secret's out but it won't last long - an authentic industrial loft in the heart of the nation's capital is a rare and awesome opportunity. Mere blocks from Somerset restaurants, Bank Street shopping, and minutes from anywhere via transit or car. Walk, bike, and always come home to one of the dreamiest homes the city has to offer.
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Inclusions include 2 freezers
Double Sided Fireplace and Media System