A new year always starts off lofty, with big goals likelosing weight, saving money, quitting vices, prioritizing family, relaxing more, stressing less.
But these threeloft apartments, flooded with sunlight and guaranteed to fill youwith oohsandaahs, aren't too big to dream of owning. In fact, they're all priced under $500,000.
Tucked away on a cozy cobblestoneside street in the heart of Old City stands this charming, newly renovated home. Priced at $485,000, 111 Cuthbert delivers an eclectic mix of cozy and industrial, modern and vintage.
Sweet perks: Rooftop deck, glass-enclosed standing showers, top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors.
Size: Two beds, two bathrooms, 1,115 square feet
Not for the faint-hearted decorator, this two-bedroom New York City-style condo at theLofts at Bella Vistais an impressive space, listed for $440,000. High ceilings give way massive ceilings, and soaring walls in the open-layout apartment mean plenty of space for hanging every piece of art. Exposed air ducts and brick walls lend to a contemporary, industrial vibe, and frosted-glass kitchen cabinets and dark counters add a kick of Scandinavian flair.
Just don't forget to buy curtains for that interior window revealing the master bedroom.
Sweet perks: One-car indoor parking spot, 24-hour doorman, basement storage, fitness center, exposed brick, concrete floors.
Size: Two beds, two bathrooms, 1,624 square feet
Live in the middle of it all. This Chintowntwo-bedroom loft looks overthe Convention Center, and offers views of the city skyline beyond that. Listed for $399,000, this modern space in the historicPitcairn Buildingboasts of hardwood floors andan open-concept layout,
Sweet perks: A high-end kitchenwith black granite countertops andUltracraft Adriatic Sharkcabinetry, exposed heavytimber ceilings, track lightingand a hot tub and spa.
Size: Twobeds, twobathrooms 1,300 square feet