Enjoy year round direct natural light from a broad southern exposure in this unique heritage loft at the ever-popular L’Atelier building in Hastings Sunrise. Setting this home apart is its dramatic and voluminous open layout, its heritage loft typology, and of course the excellent location.
L’Atelier is a classic heritage loft conversion nestled into the heart of the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood. The building was converted into loft strata units in 1995 by Paul Merrick Architects. The developer won a Georgie award for technical innovation on the project. Units in this building are zoned for Artist live/ work, which opens up a lot of possibilities for creative professionals.
The building is quite special with unique features including a freight-style elevator, lots of interior and exterior custom metalwork, a great common rooftop patio/ garden, and some of the most unique interior common spaces in the city. The charming character of this building is hard to overstate.
Since its construction, L’Atelier has housed a diverse community of creative folks and has developed an arts focused identity that endures. In short, this is an artist’s building and there is no other community like it in the area.
Inside this home you’ll find eclectic heritage-inspired design in a dramatic open-plan layout. This is one of the few double wide units in the building with 3 banks of windows. Of special note is that this home is on the quiet side of the building.
Over-height ceilings help create a sense of volume and space. Exposure from the south provides this artist’s space with outstanding natural light. The windows are all new, feature removable bug screens, and have these really awesome custom made iron and solid wood shutters to regulate light.
There are two lofts in this home, one is currently used as a convertible work space/ guest bed (8’x5’ approximately), and the other is a cavernous storage space big enough to keep all your outdoor gear, art supplies, materials, etc. (7’x10’ approximately).
The kitchen is near the rear of the unit, and the bathroom is behind the kitchen just off the entranceway. These spaces are original with creative aesthetic upgrades that add functionality and character.
The main living area is really, really big, and feels even larger on account of the 11’ ceilings. Floors throughout are original solid hardwood top-nailed flooring with a great patina. If you’re a mover or dancer, you’ll appreciate how great they feel. Being on top of non-residential space below, you won’t have to worry about making too much noise when you practice.
A number of built-in features make living in this space even better. The bedroom area is tucked into a nook at the southeast corner of the space. Large timbers and custom metalwork were used to create the loft above. The lofted area is convertible from a bed to a sitting office/ flex space. The area also has built-in closet storage and lots of clever solutions to everyday needs.
The building is well maintained with lots of recent work undertaken. Significant exterior work has recently been completed, including concrete remediation and new windows on the north and south sides of the building. The boilers were addressed recently and the roof has seen upgrades and maintenance over time.
There’s a common rooftop deck with outstanding views of the downtown skyline, the north shore mountains, and various city neighbourhoods in all directions. The deck also has some great green spaces, container gardening options, and a serious commercial barbecue with lots of grill space.
The building strata is reported to be well organized and responsive, with a focus on keeping the building running properly. Community efforts are also focused on keeping fees as low as reasonably possible.
The East Village/ Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood is quiet and family friendly. This is a vibrant community with a rich history and some of the most creative and best new restaurants, delis, craft breweries, book stores, art galleries, etc., in the city.
There are fabulous options for dining out with Japanese, Italian, French, Mexican, Palestinian, various pubs, several craft breweries, and even a gourmet hot dog joint - all within walking distance. Grocery stores are close by and London Drugs is across the street. There are several cafes, with or without a patio, to sit and read, visit with friends, or just to work.
Hastings shops are a short walk away. As is New Brighton Park and Pool, Hastings Park, Hastings Elementary with French Immersion, the local high school, etc. Downtown is minutes by car, or catch transit, or hop right onto the Adanac bike route and ride there! The newly renovated Pandora Park is a few blocks away. It has an off-leash dog park, community garden, tennis courts, a splash park, etc.
Highway 1 is also just a few minutes away and the north shore is an easy commute. This is an extremely convenient location. Check out the Walkscore tab above for more details.
This is a unique space that is absolutely ideal for creative people and those who love that vintage loft feeling. The building has rare heritage character and the space itself is eclectic, voluminous, and warm. Finally, the location is really hard to beat, with almost all imaginable amenities within walking distance. So come check it out...
|Address||125 2556 E HASTINGS STREET|
|Property Type||Residential Attached|
|Type of Dwelling||Apartment/Condo|
|Floor Area||836 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||Oakwyn Realty Ltd.|
|Postal Code||V5K 1Z3|
|Features||Clothes Washer/Dryer, ClthWsh/Dryr/Frdg/Stve/DW|
|Amenities||Bike Room, Elevator, In Suite Laundry|