Enjoy year round natural light from western and eastern exposures in this unique heritage loft at the ever-popular Brewery Creek building in Mount Pleasant. Setting this home apart is its dramatic and voluminous open layout, its heritage loft typology, eclectic interior design, and of course the excellent location.
The Brewery Creek Building is a 110+ year old Mt. Pleasant Class ‘A’ heritage structure nestled into what is now the heart of the Main Street/ Mt. Pleasant community. The building was converted into loft strata units in 1993. There is no other building like this in the area.
Each unit has its own separate entrance, built of commercial grade glass and aluminum. The modern entrance is quite striking in the way that it contrasts with the original architecture.
This particular home is one of the desirable top level suites. It is designed over two levels, starting one story above ground level, with western and eastern exposure on both levels.
Inside, you’ll find an eclectic heritage inspired modern design with a dramatic open plan layout. Over-height ceilings help create a sense of volume and space. Light pours in from both the east and west as this unit spans the entire width of the building.
The suite was extensively remodelled by a well known local designer. Finishes include solid fir flooring, concrete countertops, and lots of custom millwork, with an eye on retaining the original character and heritage of the space.
Since the re-design, the suite has seen proactive maintenance and some upgrades including electrical service extensions, HVAC improvements, lighting upgrades, and the like.
On the main level you’ll find an open plan kitchen and living room area. There is also a bathroom located just off the unique glass encapsulated entranceway.
The kitchen is very spacious and has a great island with an eating bar. There is gas service to the unit which can be connected for those that prefer to cook with fire.
The living room area has a lot of character with century old brick walls and real fir windows and floors. The open tread staircase allows light to pass through contributing to an overall open and airy feeling. There’s a fireplace too, for those winter nights when Vancouver is at its coldest and rainiest.
The bathroom was fully remodelled with a seamless glass shower, custom tilework, custom fixtures, etc. The original brick wall was left exposed to great effect.
Upstairs is an enormous open-area bedroom/ study/ family room/ office with vaulted ceilings. There are large custom wardrobes built in, as well as built-in bookshelves in the study area. Light pours in from both east and west exposures.
The location is top-notch with all the amenity the neighbourhood is known for within walking distance. Main Street shopping, restaurants, breweries night spots, etc., are all just a few blocks away.
Walk to Gene, The Whip, The Federal Luncheonette and Grocer, The Wallflower, Matchstick, Cartem’s, etc. Little known L’Atelier Patisserie is just down the street on 5th, and makes some of the best croissants in the city. And of course, there are also the many craft breweries of the area close at hand. You simply do not need a car at this location.
Olympic Village and the False Creek waterfront is just down the hill connecting you to the entire seawall from Kitsilano all the way around Stanley Park into Coal Harbour. Dude Chilling Park is only a block away with a summer Farmer’s Market and many dudes chilling. Walking to Gastown, Chinatown, and the downtown core is very reasonable from this location.
Transit is excellent as well with east/ west routes intersecting north/ south routes at Main and Broadway. The Skytrain is just down the hill, or you can walk to Cambie to catch the Canada Line. The future Millennium Line Skytrain extension Main Street station will be a less than 5 minute walk and will allow downtown, Broadway corridor, and airport commuting entirely by subway. Biking is fantastic in all directions from this location with dedicated routes on Ontario Street and 10th Avenue.
The building strata is reported to be well organized and responsive. The community is described as cooperative, quiet and friendly, with organized garden days complete with breakfast and lunch on the common patio at the south end of the building.
The extensive use of brick at the Brewery Creek Building and its neighbouring complex combined with the density of the surrounding area creates a NYC style neighbourhood feel. It feels both energetic and super cool and is quite unusual in Vancouver. You’ll understand this the moment you enter the courtyard.
Overall, this is an awesome home in a very unique, well designed and well maintained heritage loft building. The layout of the suite is dramatic and open and it has an eclectic interior design that works well with the overall context. Also, the location is extremely convenient and desirable.
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|Address||13 280 E 6TH AVENUE|
|Property Type||Residential Attached|
|Type of Dwelling||Apartment/Condo|
|Sub-Area||Mount Pleasant VE|
|Floor Area||989 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||RE/MAX Crest Realty|
|Postal Code||V5T 1J8|
|Site Influences||Central Location, Recreation Nearby, Shopping Nearby|
|Features||ClthWsh/Dryr/Frdg/Stve/DW, Drapes/Window Coverings|
|Amenities||In Suite Laundry|