Designed with industry in mind, the Southam Building is rich in architectural attributes not commonly found in many buildings of today. Expansive arched window bays, barrel vaulted ceilings and voluminous columned interiors -- all illuminated by tremendous amounts of natural light -- provide the perfect backdrop for an authentic loft conversion. Simply put, the concrete and brick structure that defines the interiors of this historic printing facility are the canvas for the 81 authentic lofts to be located within.
Beginning with an extensive restoration effort, step one of this conversion project will be to return the Southam Building to its original state. Once completed, the architectural attributes of the newly refurbished structure will be accentuated through the design of authentic flexible loft dwellings that will provide a harmonious fusion between the building's industrial elegance and the sleek modern minimalism of today's sophisticated urban residences. The goal of this purist approach is to allow the structure's architectural elements to literally define each loft thereby creating neutral interiors within which anyone can express their own unique individuality regardless of what specific lifestyle attributes any unique individual may have.
With ultra modern and highly functional kitchens, bathrooms and storage units that are the culmination of exceptional European design and materials ideally suited for real life, each loft will not only satisfy one's creature comforts but do so in a fashion that considerably extends the flexibility of the loft concept. Thermal windows, energy recovery complimented HVAC systems, durable porcelain tiling , oil stained natural hardwoods, and German appliances complete the application of quality through every component of the finishing.
Intelligently designed common areas. Having been originally built to house very large printing presses, the Southam Building does not present itself as a typical conversion project. The intelligent design of the spaces within the building that all units will share is just important as the design of the units themselves.
Interior Locker Facilities -- Lockers for all units located in the basement. – locker included in rent.
Underground Parking Access Passage -- connection to the underground parking – parking included in rent.
Gym Facility -- Located adjacent to the main lobby with views of the De La Gauchetier courtyard.
Multifunction Room -- fully equipped with a full size kitchen and multimedia section.
Windowed Corridors -- nearly all corridors benefit from natural illumination.
Common Roof Terrace -- with views of the river and the fireworks.
3 elevators -- strategically located at the building's two entrances.
2 Garbage Chutes -- serving both extremities of the building.
Mail Room -- Accessible from the exterior with restricted interior access
Note -- Over and above the fact that the Quartier International is a very safe and secure downtown location, Southam Lofts will benefit from state of the art security with key card access at all entrances including to the garden courtyard, video surveillance and alarm monitoring.
Solid references, income statement and background check mandatory.
2500$ / month
patio (french doors off main living space)
in-suite laundry room with additional closet space