Berkeley Street Live-Work Building In Toronto

We all know renovations can bring new life to any buildings, but when it elevates it from ordinary to extraordinary we have reason to celebrate!

PLANT Architect Inc, which has been featured on this site before, endeavored to make this building  function for both living and working. The interior and exterior renovation helped define the dual purpose of the building, creating two separate areas that fuse effortlessly together. The new cladding is eye catching and makes the business entrance distinct from the residential entry. The project is located in Corktown, an up-and-coming area of Toronto which still maintains a gritty edge while revitalizing itself as a hip area of the city.

 


Photograph courtesy of PLANT Architect Inc and Peter Legris


The metal window accents and cedar planking creates a warm eye catching exterior contrasting with the stucco facade. 

The inside of the Berkeley Live-Work Building is a multi level space leading up to a loft with incredible city views.

 


Photograph courtesy of PLANT Architect Inc and Peter Legris

The interior colour scheme rifts off the new cladding with the marriage of metal and wood.

 


Photograph courtesy of PLANT Architect Inc and Peter Legris

 

The kitchen is sleek, efficient and, with its massive windows, sun-drenched!

 


Photograph courtesy of PLANT Architect Inc and Peter Legris


Just climb the stairs to be at the top of the world! The expansive roof terrace with its sky high panoramic city vistas makes use of the building's height to provide a private outdoor sanctuary above the hustle and bustle of the street.

Wouldn't you love to live and work here?

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Researched and Written by Sarah Coates, Masters Student of History, University of Toronto

Posted In: Ontario

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