Welcome to the popular Soma building. This two-bedroom, two-bath loft is the perfect mix of creative design and useful, useable space. In addition to the two full-size bedrooms, this loft includes a flex room and two separate deep and long balconies of outside space. Inside, you’ll find the modern finishes you’d expect from a true loft home: Polished concrete flooring; stainless appliances; custom millwork and tiles; and dramatic high ceilings.
The Soma is a complex of 75 unique, condo units; this one is a corner suite. It sits angled to receive the most light – morning sun on one side of the loft and afternoon filtered light throughout the other half. One balcony faces west with lots of great direct sunlight in the afternoon/ early evening (the bbq balcony). The other balcony faces south for morning coffee.
The layout of the condo includes a clever entry, plus open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, plus a high-functioning island fitted with drawers. The dining area is large enough for a good-sized dining table.
The living room area is generous in size and features a dramatic, vintage mid-century modern wall unit with abundant, clever storage. A full-sized couch and conversation set-up easily fit into the space. A wall of floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the living area in light.
The two bedrooms sit off of the living area. The master bedroom feels private and secluded, yet dramatic and spacious with over-height ceilings and a large wall of windows. This is a space that will easily accommodate your king-sized bed – and collection of bedroom things. A smart ensuite bathroom is conveniently located off the master with a large stand up shower.
The second bedroom is cleverly designed with large sliding doors that open onto the living area. There is also a standard door entrance from the hallway. It’s easy to keep this bedroom private, or open it as a studio space. One wall of windows in the second bedroom opens onto a full balcony.
Off the entry way is a fully enclosed den, perfect for an office, large storage room for gear, or walk-in pantry. Also located off the entrance hall is a full bathroom with a good tub and the closeted in-suite laundry.
Customizations in suite include custom blinds throughout, including a black-out blind for the master bedroom, designer wallpaper and upgraded, updated cabinet hardware in the kitchen.
The Soma building is tucked between 10th and 11th Avenue, the perfect walking distance to Main Street, which is two blocks over, and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Nestled among a series of similarly positioned buildings, this is one of the areas of Mount Pleasant that contributes to its identity as a progressive creative, and desirable place to live.
The location is excellent if you want to abandon the vehicle – shopping, groceries, restaurants and nightspots are all nearby. You can walk to the False Creek seawall, transit to downtown is quick and the Cambie corridor is one-stop away on the B-line. (Check out the walkscore tab above.) The Soma sits right next to the 10th Avenue bikeway and is about to get an upgrade in front of the building for the city’s expanded biking route.
Soma is a concrete building built in 2006 and the strata is described as exceptionally well-managed and pro-active. Rentals are welcome as are pets with restrictions.
This home includes one secure, well-located parking space. There is a common roof top deck for all to enjoy as well as an exercise centre off the lobby.
Overall, this is a very dramatic, well designed two bedroom loft in an attractive, well designed and well-maintained building. If you want an exciting, yet very functional, non-cookie cutter home in a top city neighbourhood, then this could be the perfect home for you.
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|Address||203 2635 Prince Edward Street|
|Type of Dwelling||Apartment/Condo|
|Sub-Area||Mount Pleasant VE|
|Floor Area||913 Sq. Ft.|