Beautiful Finishes and Impeccable Design in Every Q Loft

November 27, 2014
Lola Augustine Brown

Before the Q Lofts project began, an old industrial building sat on the site at 5662 Roberts Street. It had once housed a print shop, and was later used as a storage facility by the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. “When we designed the building we wanted something that was leading edge architecturally,Former_building_on_Q_Lofts_site really funky, but something that respected that industrial look,” says Louis Lemoine, Polycorp’s VP of Development. That esthetic was achieved with the use of metal siding and perforated metal balusters, and will be complemented by a recently commissioned piece of art to stand on a plinth outside the building.

When it came to designing the interior of the lofts, Polycorp wanted to give buyers the very best of everything, making each loft perfectly stylish and cleverly put together using the very best techniques and craftsmanship. When you tour the show suite, you can see how much this makes a difference in the way the space works, and how beautifully it all fits together to create bright and airy living spaces. The first thing you notice as you enter the suite is the glass-sided staircase that has been imported from Italy, which creates a feeling of openness in the hallway. What you probably won’t notice immediately on the wall behind the stairs is that the fuse-box has a white door instead of the standard grey ones we are all used to seeing, and blends perfectly with the décor.

Walk through to the kitchen and you’ll find beautiful custom cabinetry that was sourced from and installed by a New Brunswick cabinet-maker who thought carefully about how every inch of kitchen space could be maximized. There are built in wine racks and knife drawers, and an extendable kitchen island with quartz countertop. The sink is fitted with Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures, and energy-efficient stainless steel KitchenAid appliances work beautifully with the space.

The two bathrooms in the loft use Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures, and are finished in Cararra marble. The downstairs bathroom has a luxurious shower, while the master bathroom has a deep bath perfect for long soaks. UpstQ Lofts Halifax upstairs bathairs, the fitted wardrobes in the bedroom offer plenty of well-organized space, and the glass partition wall in the bedroom allows light to flood into the upper level from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area.

Those who look at Q Lofts are surprised to find that all these finishes and details come as standard in the suites. “Our finish package is a couple of steps above what most developers offer. Most will offer an entry-level package and then you can upgrade from that; we come to the table with an already upgraded package and start from there,” says Lemoine. (For more information on finishes and layouts of the lofts, click here.)

Lola Augustine Brown

Lola Augustine Brown

Freelance writer Lola Augustine Brown is a regular contributor to Canadian Living, The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, and various other magazines and newspapers. She lives in Nova Scotia, and loves Halifax’s North End.