Some more renderings have been released of Urban Capital's Smart House Condos, the 25-storey micro-condo project that's planned for 219 Queen Street West near Simcoe Street, replacing the current parking lot. The new drawings show more of the building's exterior; it looks a little like a 25-storey glass pagoda, with interesting red-glass balconies that project out from the facade. Urban Capital is gambling buyers will want to lay down dough for suites that will range from just under 300sq.ft all the way up to a dizzying 778sq.ft. (and that's for a three-bedroom unit); prices start at $249,000. Standard amenities include a fitness room, terrace, and a guest suite. There's also a "show kitchen," where you can presumably entertain guests who won't all fit in your tiny suite (in other words, more than two). There'll be office space on two floors, and four storeys of retail at the base.
If you're terrified your old furniture won't fit into the place, they offer a "furniture package" with items like a murphy bed that morphs into a couch by day, or a kitchen island that turns into a dining table. You had better like their taste, though, since it's dealer's choice; IKEA this ain't. Smart House will even have an app that'll serve as a kind of electronic concierge, letting you book building amenities like the party room or the show kitchen, or control your condo's temperature and lights remotely. It'll be just like living in the future, except no jet packs or robot maids. What do you think; could you squeeze your life into 300 square feet? Have your say in the comments; use all the space you need.
· Smart House: Ultra Efficient Micro-Condos at Queen and Simcoe [Urban Toronto]
· Will 'Micro-Condos' Take off in Canada? [CTV]
· Smart House Goes Big on Amenity Space [Buzzbuzzhome]
· The New Age of Capsule Hotels [Tokyo Insider]
· Would you Pay $249K for a 300 Sq Ft Condo? [Curbed Toronto]