Yaletown is home to some of the finest lofts in the city of Vancouver. Vancouver was first exposed to loft style condos back in the 1970s, by a Hungarian Developer called Andre Molnar. His style was very innovative. If the floor space ratio was 600sf, he’d add a spiral staircase and an open space at the top. The loft did not show on the strata plan and the maintenance fee was based on the main floor size only. The buildings were west coast cedar design with skylights, soaker tubs and the soaring ceilings.
Then in the mid-1990s condo buildings such as 1238 Seymour were built, similar design to Molnar’s lofts. Gastown was then rezoned by the city and many of the old buildings were upgraded and converted to condos. Mainland and Hamilton also had many old buildings upgraded and converted to condos. Built in the old style with the brick exterior and brick walls, two-way wood frame windows and large exposed wood beams which are a testament to its hundred-year-old history.
Around the city there is an assortment of newer buildings built in the old loft style, such as The Hudson at 610 Granville and a few in False Creek, around Cambie Street but primarily in the Downtown Peninsula.
This appeals to a niche market and is a popular style of condos. But just because Yaletown lofts are available doesn't mean that they are easy to find. But Maggie Chandler knows where these spaces are and can provide you with the most options and best chances of buying or selling these spaces in Vancouver. So buy your dream Yaletown loft today! View our apartment listings now!