Vancouver's top heritage loft buildings




These lofts have been selected for offering character, build-quality, great architecture, and for the overall design.  Each selected building has been chosen for also incorporating or highlighting some of the old-world features such as the original brick, wood beams, or floors.



koret lofts restored view

Koret lofts are sought out for their true well restored "inner beauty".  Plenty of old world features were restored: The brick and timber wood beams on the ceilings were sand blasted and now stand out as key features giving each loft plenty of character.  The floor plans are very open and make for a great canvass for creative loft dwellers.  Koret was first built in 1908 and originally used as a warehouse and also as a clothing manufacturing building.  The lofts have style, plenty of space, and are finished with clean contemporary European style fixtures and appliances.  Located in Gastown near some of Vancouver's best galleries, new restaurants, venues, and historic Water Street.  For more information on Koret Lofts and for a full list of currently available lofts for sale go to:




kitchen at koret lofts

Koret lofts inside




crosstown beatty street view

The Crane building was one of the first brick and steel framed buildings constructed in Vancouver, in the early 1900's.  It was used to manufacture Crane fixtures: toilets and sinks.  The residential conversion commenced around 2006, and the residential buliding was completed and occupied in 2009.  The suites stand for being very raw open loft spaces.  Some of the unique features include high ceilings, steel beams, brick walls, restored heritage windows, and beautifully poured concrete hallways and walls.  The finishing touches are quite stylish and European inspired.  Located along the 500 block of Beatty St, this is a fantastic location where you have the heritage feel but on a quiet strip without many venues or too much road noise.  This strip is located between Gastown and Yaletown.  For more information and for a current list of lofts for sale at the Crane Building, visit:



Crane living areas




bowman 1 front single

Bowman Lofts is also located along Beatty Street in Crosstown Vancouver.  This building has some of the rare two level heritage spaces which is very hard to come by in Vancouver.  The developer, Salient, spent plenty of time and resources restoring and enhancing these unique living spaces.  When you enter a Bowman space, you first walk on reclaimed fir hardwood floors and then you are greeted with restored wood beams, bick walls, all complemented by some modern day exposed structural upgrading: steel and concrete beams.  The kitchens and bathrooms are simple, clean and very functional.  These heritage suites are highly sought after, especially the two level plans.  For more on Bowman lofts and to keep updated about inventory for sale, please keep in touch at:





bowman lofts living room






345 water street from the street

Greenshields is located along historic Water Street, just west of the famous tourist attraction: The Steam Clock.  This is the most "Western" location of a loft conversion condo building in Gastown.  The location is sought after, but so are the dramatic modern open concept interiors.  Designed by Alda Pereira and compled in 2004, Greenshields stands out for being finely finished with beautiful materials.  The interiors are modern but still very warm with the use of restored Maple hardwood floors, and also original tin-tile ceilings in the living room.  The plans are very functional and the bedrooms are typically enclosed with glass partitions, making for a more private setup than most lofts of this nature.  Some of the units located on the North side of the building have patios and beautiful ocean and mountian views.  For more information on lofts for sale at Greenshields visit:

Greenshields living area