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...built in the popular International Style. While the architectural team has updated the story of the building, they have done so without compromising the distinct features that define its era's roots.
The architects have preserved the geometry of the original design while creating a cool new "urban village" style of architecture that fits perfectly into the overall master plan for this one-of-a-kind community at the heart of Shops at Don Mills. The building has been transformed into a dynamic and contemporary loft residence by infilling the iconic precast piers with expansive windows and subtle highlights of colour. One of the most interesting features of the retrofit is the creation of a double-height lobby that virtually plumes skyward supported by finger-like concrete columns that band the buildings' exterior.
The newly designed building provides extensive windows and 10 foot ceiling heights that create verticality of space; plus as hybrid lofts, original exposed ductwork expresses authenticity the ultimate in cool urban design.
There are many advantages of retrofit construction over new construction. Primarily timing and efficiency; the construction of a retrofit is generally much quicker to complete while new condominium construction can take several years. Then, of course, there is the fact that the building actually exists. The developer is able to provide you with actual views from your suite and you are able to get a realistic idea of the spaces based on actuality rather than interpretation. A retrofit delivers all the charm and character of an older home, while pairing it with all of the bells and whistles of new home construction!
Unique to Live Lofts a new Lobby Philosophy
…one that believes that the entrance is more than a pretty place to pass through on your way to and from the elevators. Picture this… when living at Liv Lofts, each morning begins at the Lobby's WiFi Café, which will greet you with the tantalizing aroma of an authentic European Coffee Bar, sans barista of course! Kick-start your day with some caffeine while you catch up on emails or the last minute weather and news on the plasma TVs before heading out.
A hot tub with jaw-dropping views of the city. Al fresco dining and barbecuing. A totally cool indoor/outdoor fireplace. Hang out with friends in a number of private lounge areas. Tan on the sun deck.
Outdoor movie nights beneath the stars. The amenities continue on the inside – work out in the state-of-the-art fitness centre outfitted with the latest equipment, entertain and impress your friends in the party room, host a dinner party in the dining room with full catering kitchen or brush up on your pool game in the billiards and games room. Whatever your choice, the rooftop puts the living in Liv Lofts.
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