St. James Loft
Location: Toronto, ON
Size: 1750 sq.ft
The existing Toronto loft required a new redesign to accommodate ever evolving lives of two Toronto lawyers and their dog and cat companions. A better functioning space with a lot of storage and updated washrooms was needed. It was also essential to bring more natural light in the narrow hallways and brighten up the dark den and laundry.
CU designed floor to ceiling cabinets and integrated storage and office nook together to create a multifunctional space. Existing dark utility space which previously served as a mere thoroughfare was now transformed into a useful and inviting den area. The gently curved wall gradually guided visitors into the main living space.
Renovating condo units always presents its challenges such as dealing with additional condo boards regulations and access to a building in the urban environment. To top that, the building was converted into a multiunit space from a historical merchandise loft and presented challenges like stack pipes and awkwardly shaped rooms.
Despite the issues, CU made a smart use of valuable high ceilings, re-purposed original wall scones and re-finished old concrete floor. In addition, modern materials like walnut and corian and upgraded fixtures transformed this loft into a spa-like space.