Just sold: a slice of the good life in an old bread factory

Just sold: a slice of the good life in an old bread factory

This 2-storey penthouse at 183 Dovercourt was a real score for one lucky buyer – and it has us feeling some serious condo envy. All glass and industrial gorgeousness, it sits atop the historic Argyle Lofts near Trinity Bellwoods Park. Authentic hard lofts are always in hot demand, so it's no surprise that this one sold FAST – without being listed on MLS.

“It was an exclusive property.ca listing,” says Todd Armstrong, Broker. “And despite not getting the exposure on MLS, it generated 25 showings over 2 days and sold for over asking, at a price my clients were very happy with. This is a building that people really want to get into, and they watch for units. So it didn't last long.”

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5 things we’re loving about this loft

  1. The light. This southwest-facing, double-height unit has windows for miles, letting in all kinds of glorious light. Motorized blinds throughout and three ductless AC units keep things cool when the sun comes beaming in.

  2. The outdoor space. Hard lofts don’t often come with much in the way of outdoor space, but the penthouse units in The Argyle Lofts have private terraces to die for. This one has 900+ square feet of multi-level decking and a built-in bar, plus the charm of the building’s heritage brickwork facade surrounding the space.

  3. A yeasty history. Built in 1919, the building was home to the Ideal Bread Company, which produced 7,000 loaves an hour in its early 20th-century heyday. Mixing happened on the fourth floor, baking on the third, bread was packaged on the second and shipped out on the first: horse-drawn wagons came through the large arched openings to pick up freshly-baked loaves. The fifth floor, where this particular unit is located, was an assembly hall that sat 400 people for employee events.

    Ideal Bread Company's Bakery Building Photo from 1919
    Historic plaque celebrating Argyle's 2008 designation as an historic building the city of Toronto
  4. The respectful conversion. The sleek glass penthouse lofts are a modern addition to the landmark building, but they are stepped back so you can't see them from the street: the integrity of the original design is maintained while offering a stunning, contemporary space.

  5. Designed by a celeb. The look of this gorgeous loft can be credited to celebrity designer Jane Lockhart from HGTV's Colour Confidential.

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