Curated Properties, best known on UrbanToronto for their innovative Edition Richmond project now under construction, is bringing a laudable respect for heritage preservation in the development of unique boutique projects to Toronto's Bloordale neighbourhood with their distinctive Lanehouse on Bartlett. On the site of what was once a yarn factory, thirteen new loft-houses and three flats will be created in the restored and updated heritage building that stands on the property not far from Bloor and Dovercourt.

Lanehouse on Bartlett, image courtesy of Curated Properties

As one of the only residential laneway projects in Toronto, the team at Curated have gone out of their way to bring something both authentic and eclectic to the city’s housing market. Curated principal Adam Ochshorn make it clear, “We take satisfaction in respecting Toronto’s past by restoring old buildings rather than demolishing and building new ones”.  

Lanehouse on Bartlett, image courtesy of Curated Properties

Preserving the charm and character of the century old building was a high priority for the design team of AUDAXarchitecture and Nivek Remas. The challenge was to incorporate the industrial textures and materials while creating a contemporary living experience that is comfortable and inviting. The balance of the old and the new is achieved by layering industrial elements with natural materials, while the original exposed brick is treated with a “milk wash” that provides warmth and light while retaining the original textural feature.

Rendering of living room at Lanehouse on Bartlett, image courtesy of Curated Properties

The units will feature 18-foot ceilings and skylights in the master baths as well as in the master walk-in closets. The goal is to create an “elevated aesthetic” with a sense of expansiveness and plenty of natural light. 

Rendering of bathroom at Lanehouse on Bartlett, image courtesy of Curated Properties

Rendering of bedroom at Lanehouse on Bartlett, image courtesy of Curated Properties

The loft houses and flats at Lanehouse will be between 1000 sq. ft. and nearly 2000 sq. ft. not including balconies and private rooftop terraces. The location in the burgeoning Bloordale neighbourhood will likely be attractive to buyers looking for something unique and stylish that is nestled in a quiet neighbourhood setting, while still having easy access to public transit, nightlife, and the variety of cultural facilities and events that the area has to offer.

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Related Companies:  AUDAX architecture, Cecconi Simone, CSEI-Intron Engineering Inc., Curated Properties, Kim Graham & Associates, Nivek Remas, Paul Johnston Unique Urban Homes