This is a very unique artist live / work zoned home at the ever-popular Mainspace building in Mount Pleasant. Setting this home apart is its townhouse-like access direct to outside, dramatic true raw loft open layout, a unicorn parking spot with an EV charger, and of course the excellent location.
Mainspace is an IC3 zoned artist live/ work building in the heart of the Main Street/ Mt. Pleasant community. Since its construction, it’s housed an eclectic community of creative folks and has developed an arts focused identity that endures. This is an artist’s building.
This particular unit is the eastern corner garden level unit with its own entrance to the street via a private front garden area. This makes it feel and function like a townhouse. There is a back entrance too, that leads to the secure parkade. So, no elevators or congested common areas for the owners of this home.
Inside, you’ll find a classic raw loft 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 north and fills the north end of the unit with direct sunlight for varying periods of the day depending on season. The space is well sheltered from too much direct sunlight and as such doesn’t suffer from overheating.
The outdoor space private to this unit was recently updated with a new custom gate and fence, and planters on the patio. Some of the neighbouring units have developed lush gardens in this area, greatly increasing the privacy of the space while also creating their own private mini-parks.
Stepping inside, you enter through the commercial style glass doors into what is currently the completely glazed foyer area. This was at one point the showroom of a highly specialized lighting company, “Twilight Interiors,” with production in the main space of the loft and gallery sales and service in the front. Yes, you can do things like this in this home.
Further into the unit, you’ll go through the sliding doors of the pony wall that separates the foyer into the main living area. This is a cavernous space with so many options to set things up as you see fit. For the creative individual or couple, this is pretty much a blank canvas for ideas.
The kitchen is in the rear of the unit, and the bathroom is behind the kitchen off the hallway. The kitchen was updated in 2018 with new granite countertops, tile backsplash, sink and faucet by Blanco, and a new dishwasher. The bathroom was fully remodelled with custom tile work, custom fixtures, and quartz composite counters.
There is a storage loft above the kitchen which provides a lot of extra space. To access this area, there is an open staircase that passes by a great little studio area on a landing that is well separated and perfect for working at home. Below these stairs is another hallway with great storage and access to the rear door, parking, etc.
Of note is the EV charging unit for the parking space. The current owner went to great lengths to have a properly installed charger done with city permits and strata permission. A Tesla unit is currently installed, however most level 2 chargers can be installed on the existing line to suit your vehicle/ needs.
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 up 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.
Great Northern Way is undergoing a renaissance of sorts, with the new Emily Carr campus, various graduate schools, art and design studios, software studios, MEC HQ, Tesla delivery centre, etc., all within walking distance. The new Saint Paul’s hospital will also be developed in the flats which will create high demand for homes in the area.
Olympic Village and the False Creek waterfront are just a few blocks away connecting you to the entire seawall from Kitsilano all the way around Stanley Park into Coal Harbour. Walking to Gastown, Chinatown, Main Street shops 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 a few minutes on foot to both the Expo and Millennium Line. The future Broadway Line Skytrain will be immediately accessible and will allow downtown, Broadway corridor, suburban, and airport commuting entirely by subway. Biking is fantastic in all directions from this location with dedicated routes nearby including the seawall.
The building strata is reported to be well organized and responsive with a focus on keeping the building running properly while also keeping fees as low as reasonably possible.
There is secure bike parking, a common roof top deck with great views, and a great gallery space that can be booked for your very own show, and of course, its opening.
Overall, this is an awesome home in a very unique, well maintained loft building well known for its creative community. The layout of the suite is dramatic and open with the opportunity to truly make it your own. The zoning allows for creative business use within city bylaws and strata guidelines. Also, the location is extremely convenient and desirable with lots of upside developing in the coming years.
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|Address||130 350 E 2ND AVENUE|
|Property Type||Residential Attached|
|Type of Dwelling||Apartment/Condo|
|Sub-Area||Mount Pleasant VE|
|Floor Area||967 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||RE/MAX Crest Realty|
|Postal Code||V5T 4R8|
|Site Influences||Central Location, Recreation Nearby, Shopping Nearby|
|Amenities||Bike Room, Elevator, In Suite Laundry|