The Lewis Lofts have a storied history. They were originally built in 1910 by the J.H. Ashdown Hardware Company and purchased by, Lewis Stationary in 1972. Today, they are a hotspot for Calgary residents interested in urban loft style living. The building is located in the Beltline neighbourhood, immediately south of Calgary's downtown and the cultural hub of 9th Ave. Beltline has the reputation of being one of Calgary's primary areas for eclectic night-life, top rated restaurants and urban culture making a perfect fit for a loft friendly lifestyle. There are varying floorplan options, but all of the units have a balcony, access to fitness centre, owner’s lounge and parking. The Lewis Loft units feature open concepts, 10 ft. high ceilings, brick facades, and original interior sandstone pillars. Condo dues in this building cover a wide range of things such as; regular janitorial/maintenance for common areas, landscaping in summer, and snow removal in winter. Purchasing a condo in the Lewis Loft building is your chance to own a true piece of Calgary history.
Imperial Lofts, a true warehouse conversion is a great option to include in your search. The building was originally built in 1929 to house the Imperial Tobacco Company’s massive inventory and operational needs. When you enter a unit in this building, you’re immediately drawn to the towering 13 ft. high ceilings and wide open floorplan. The interiors also contain must-have loft features such as; oversized industrial size windows to highlight an urban view, as well as, concrete framework, and exposed brick walls. Select units feature fireplaces and additional historical touches making the unit unique. There is a large, fully-equipped exercise room for tenants to use which saves money on a pricey gym membership. If you want to kick back with some friends after working out, invite them over for fun in the game room complete with ping-pong, pool, and kitchen. The Imperial Lofts are conveniently set right across from the Sunterra Grocery Market in the Beltline area which is busting with cool eateries and urban park spaces.
A third option for anyone interested in buying a one-of-kind, Calgary loft right now is the Orange Lofts. Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Calgary’s East Village, this six-storey concrete building adds a modern industrial aesthetic to the community. The property has 106 quintessential loft units which feature polished concrete floors, high ceilings, and exposed mechanical piping and vents. Depending on the unit, you have a downtown view on the north and west sides of the building, with a river/valley views on the upper units. The Orange Loft owners receive a remarkable value from their dues which cover items like; insurance, management, reserve funding, exterior maintenance, snow removal, parking, water and sewer fees, and even electricity costs. It has a stellar location with award-winning restaurants, cafes, shopping, attractions, and the Bow River Pathway right outside your doorstep. If you are looking to purchase a genuine loft in a ‘colorful’ area, check out the Orange Lofts today!