Vancouver Real Estate

Two story Loft style Condo in Historic Building in Vancouver- Brewery Creek/Mt Pleasant-Vancouver Real Estate 

 

While searching through the endless Vancouver condo listings I found this two story condo townhouse that is a great example of a warehouse conversion.  Therefore I thought it worth featuring . Both Montreal/Toronto and Vancouver have  whenever possible made use of old buildings and factories. This is something I wish Ottawa’s urban planners had done more of. By and large much of Ottawa’s the core has been replaced with high rise and what little is left is vacant- i.e Sparks St and Rideau St.  I know  it is better for the City of Ottawa tax wise and the development fees to build high rises. However it seems to remove an equally important diversity of types and styles of housing in the older areas.   There were some very good conversions done to properties in Ottawa, such as the Wallis House in Sandy hill and certainly the conversion of the spaces on Sussex show us outstanding examples of reusing and purposing of existing buildings.
So when I saw this 2 level condo townhouse I thought “what a great use of an this existing  building”    Just saying!
 
While I was trying to find some info on this building I stumbled onto an amazing web site  which I will feature in a later post – This is the link to the story behind Brewery Creek History of Brewary Creek:  https://scoutmagazine.ca/2014/04/10/ghost-hoods-on-the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-mount-pleasants-brewery-creek/
 

In short about the building

Built circa 1904, this Class A heritage building is truly a unique building by Vancouver’s standards. The exposed brick, stone, and beams represent a piece of the old school charm that Vancouver lacks so desperately. It once formed part of the Deering and Marstrand brewery complex and is one of the few surviving buildings from the early days of Mt. Pleasant when the waters from brewery creek used to run through the area and supply the fresh clean base for the numerous local breweries. Over the years a variety of industrial uses including a candy factory, dairy, ice plant, and packing warehouse were located here (the old Fells Candy Factory sign still adorns the exterior). Kasian Kennedy Architects completed the rehabilitation of the building and the extension to the roof top monitor to create artist live-work studios in 1993 for Pacific city land Corp.  The result is 14 amazing townhouses that are each unique in their own right. Many have been renovated since the original conversion allowing each lucky owner to add their own ideas to this Vancouver landmark. 
 
 
 
 

This is the only Unit available at the moment

 
Vancouver Real Estate  
280 E 6TH AVENUE 10, Vancouver, British Columbia 

 

Rare & Unique; stunning 1 & DEN, 1288 sq.ft, live and work. Heritage loft townhome in Mt Pleasant’s coveted BREWERY CREEK. Fully renovated. This home is an elegant blend of cool modernity with classic 1901 character & charm. Fall in love with the bright open plan. Accented by soaring ceilings, original brick feature walls, beautiful polished concrete & reclaimed fir floors.

Award winning Scandinavian-inspired kitchen. With top of the line appliances (Liebherr fridge/freezer/wine, steam oven, induction cooktop, built-in cappuccino maker, Bosch DW),and  eating bar.

House-sized living room – perfect for entertaining.      
Large bedroom up with open office/den. Ensuite features heated floors & steam shower. Hunter Douglas black-out blinds. 2 pets. In conclusion- Everything about this home exudes quality.

 

  

note the great way the mirror is done over the windows.

 

 

 

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