#PropertyEnvy: this loft in an old theatre serves up the drama

#PropertyEnvy: this loft in an old theatre serves up the drama

Love a little drama? This unique penthouse loft really puts on a show. Located in an old Art Deco movie theatre, this roomy 1+1 is one of only 26 suites, and it boasts tons of space and sunlight, wall-to-wall windows, 10-foot ceilings, and a gorgeous open layout. And the location is pretty stellar too: this one-of-a-kind unit is right in the heart of Kingston Village, close to the lake, boardwalk, and all the great shops and restaurants the Beach has to offer. 

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5 things we’re loving about this property:

The cool history. In its previous life, Modern Beach Lofts was the 700-seat Scarboro movie house. Built in 1936, the Art Deco showpiece also served as a pool hall at one point, before being converted into a residential building in the late 2000s. A 3-storey addition to the theatre’s 2-storey exterior includes design elements and distinctive curves inspired by the original structure. Fun fact: when the parking garage was being excavated, workers found the original, sloped theatre floor!

Oh, those WINDOWS! The gorgeous curved floor-to-ceiling windows are everything, letting in a ton of natural light and showcasing views of the city below.

The rooftop terrace. In addition to a balcony that’s right off the living area, this unit has exclusive access to a massive rooftop terrace. So basically, when the weather’s nice, your living space doubles – the balcony and private rooftop give you an extra 1,000 square feet of living space (and a fantastic, unobstructed view)! 

Gas stove AND fireplace! Definitely not something that’s common in condos – you can cook like a pro and cozy up by the fire on cold nights. 

Lots of “loft-y” features. Reclaimed ductwork, exposed brick and polished floors galore. And this unit brings the drama with bright pops of colour throughout the unit, from the graphic black-and-white brickwork to the red metal stairs and painted columns. 

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