What is a Vancouver loft condo? At the most basic level a loft condo differs from a regular condominium because of the “open layout”. Lofts are typically two level suites with high ceilings and a second mezzanine level. In the Vancouver loft real estate world we also have “loft style condos.” Additionally older buildings in Gastown and Yaletown that were once commercial properties/warehouses have been converted to lofts. In the last 5-10 years many historic and industrial buildings that were once vacant or used as non-residents, have now been converted into upscale loft apartments. The development of loft apartments has been a boost to local economies, revitalized downtown areas, and brought new life to historic districts.
In general loft apartments are Lofts are normally 4 to 12 story buildings, with sometimes higher than average ceilings. In Downtown/Yaletown, some lofts have been built in 20-31 storey towers. Large windows are often a feature of lofts and the interiors are designed to provide the occupants maximum access to exterior light.
Interior layout and design is usually an important key feature of loft apartments. Many lofts have hardwood or polished concrete floors, natural brick walls and exposed ceiling beams. Particular attention is also paid to hardware details such as fixtures, lighting, and open kitchens.
Many loft apartments are located near business, nightlife and entertainment areas. Because of the urban locations loft apartments are often favored by young professionals and business people. The luxury of loft apartments also appeals to the style conscious, art and design enthusiasts.
Lofts in Vancouver can be found a variety of Neighbourhood. Go to http://www.vancouver-lofts.ca/ to sell a variety of Vancouver lofts organized by neighborhood.