Build a life that reflects Art in this stylish loft condo | 8 Dovercourt Rd #413
Just the Facts
1 + big locker room.
West Queen West
About the Property
When the design team behind The Drake Hotel undertakes a project like Art Condos, the result is predictably polished. This 2+1 bedroom space has higher-than-expected ceilings and windows for days.
Design choices here live up to your high expectations. First, there’s the open Scavolini kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Then, there are the two spa-like bathrooms with floating vanities and great tiles. Even the light figures will make you look twice.
Exposure on BOTH the east and west sides means (rare!) natural light through most of the day. The split floor plan layout has bedrooms on separate sides of the condo–great for privacy, while sliding glass den walls offer flexibility of use: keep the room closed off for spare bedroom or office privacy, or open it up for a dining area or den space. Plus, there are two petit balconies for a breath of fresh air, or to enjoy a glass of wine as the light fades over West Queen West.
Oh, and if you feel those open storage cages are the reason you can’t have nice things, you’re in for a treat. The storage for this unit is a locked ROOM, not a locker, combined with your parking spot.
Art Condos is one of our favourite soft-loft boutique buildings in the city. Here, even the amenities step it up. For instance, you can control the large screen TVs with an app on your mobile phone. The shared rooftop lounge is pretty rock star: outdoor kitchen with BBQs, firepit, and a seating area made private by surrounding tall grasses that you can book for private gatherings. The building also features a gym, meeting room, theatre and gallery space.
What are the 5 best things about this home?
1. Spaciousness. Here you have room to create the life you want.
2. The light. This east facing unit is simply glorious in mornings and afternoons.
3. Locker room. No locker cage here. Here, your storage is a room attached to your parking spot.
4. Privacy. The guest bedroom and bath are on the opposite side of the condo from yours.
5. Fab amenities. There’s an outdoor lounge with firepit, bar and party areas you’d actually want to host a party in.
About the Neighbourhood and Lifestyle
You can’t beat this location – still up-and-coming enough so that you’re making a good investment, but close to everything happening in West Queen West.
Here, you are steps to the Drake or Gladstone Hotel, the boutique shops along Queen Street, cutting-edge art galleries and neighbourhood faves like the Rhino, The Great Hall and live music at the Cadillac Lounge. Don’t feel like going far? You have the exceptional restaurants Bacchanal and Levetto right on the main floor of your building.
This neighbourhood also features good schools, libraries, and the Mary McCormick community centre (with pool and arena). You can walk to Trinity Bellwoods Park, Liberty Village and more, or hop on the transit – take King or Queen streetcars, or grab the bus to the subway.
Need to head out of town? That’s easy too, with the Lakeshore and Gardiner easily accessed straight down Dufferin.
West Queen West
Bordered by Dufferin to the West, Queen to the North, Shaw to the East, and King Street to the South, this neighbourhood has seen major changes in the past 10-20 years. It’s this wave of innovation, and entrepreneurism, that has brought a wealth of local residents in the art, design, and creative industries.In fact, it could be argued that it is the artists who made this ‘wave of change’ happen. Where one saw a run down building, or bare white wall, another saw opportunity and minimalist charm. With a little vision, West Queen West has become one of the hottest areas of ‘the six’.
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