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Post some of the best/worst condo floor plans

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Post some of the best/worst condo floor plans

Thought I'd start a thread showcasing some of the best and worst condo floor plan you've seen. I'll start:

This unit at Sugar Wharf doesn't have a single space that's practical or usable. To add insult to injury, there's a large pillar in the middle of the "livingroom"

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This one at Daniel's Square One District has a extra long useless hallway. The unit name makes sense lol Realtors will spin the hallway as a "gallery"

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Can't expect much from Urbancorp but the layout and washroom are comical.

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That 3rd one might take the cake for me. This one isn't the worst I've ever seen, but it always makes me laugh.

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The floorplan itself isn't that bad, but it only has windows in the livingroom area. The rest of the unit will be dark all day.

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Some good once already.
We should have a voting for the cream of the this crop ;-)

This building is full of gems.
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Jon Lai wrote: Anyone have the Triangle Park floor plate? Curious to know what that middle area is - stairs?
Here's the floorplate. Looks like something out of a nightmare. No idea what that space could be.
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Even more weird is this one. Looks like a similar floor plan, but the entrance is a floor below and you have to take the stairs up??
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senasena wrote: Some good once already.
We should have a voting for the cream of the this crop ;-)

This building is full of gems.
What building - that unit looks like absolute hell but I suppose some sucker will see 1+1 and buy it.
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professormeth wrote: This unit at Sugar Wharf doesn't have a single space that's practical or usable. To add insult to injury, there's a large pillar in the middle of the "livingroom"

Have you seen these in person or jut the floorplan? Maybe I'm looking at it wrong but this one doesn't seem that bad, I had apt that had a similar layout (though it was 850ft, no pillar and didn't have a balcony, just large windows) and it was quite nice and spacious and lots of usable space.
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hierophant wrote: Have you seen these in person or jut the floorplan? Maybe I'm looking at it wrong but this one doesn't seem that bad, I had apt that had a similar layout (though it was 850ft, no pillar and didn't have a balcony, just large windows) and it was quite nice and spacious and lots of usable space.
This building is still under construction so I'm basing it off the floorplan only. You have to remember this unit is only 518ft, not 850ft. That makes a massive difference. If there was no pillar, I can see it as a usable livingroom (TV by the window, sofa in the middle area). But that pillar destroys any reasonable way to arrange furniture.

If you could post the layout of that apartment it would be cool to compare and contrast :)
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professormeth wrote: This building is still under construction so I'm basing it off the floorplan only. You have to remember this unit is only 518ft, not 850ft. That makes a massive difference. If there was no pillar, I can see it as a usable livingroom (TV by the window, sofa in the middle area). But that pillar destroys any reasonable way to arrange furniture.

If you could post the layout of that apartment it would be cool to compare and contrast :)
I just read the 770sqf - didn't realize that included the balcony - yeah I agree it's not a good use of space at 518sqf especially with a pillar. I have one in the middle of my living and dining room and I don't like it.

All the other ones are awful. You got to wonder who designed this...they're in the wrong profession.
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wiab89 wrote: What building - that unit looks like absolute hell but I suppose some sucker will see 1+1 and buy it.
The building is 380 Macpherson, interesting building which was a conversion, very high ceilings and the units sell well, but some layouts are horrid.
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Great idea for this thread.

I can't believe just how bad some of these plans are. I thought I had seen poor designs previously but obviously nothing like these.
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Why do people hate hallways? I love them. We are talking 4 square meters for the luxury of not having the entrance door in your living room.
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BiegeToyota wrote: Why do people hate hallways? I love them. We are talking 4 square meters for the luxury of not having the entrance door in your living room.
I absolutely get what you're saying as I too can't stand it when you enter a condo and you're in the middle of your kitchen. However, when your place is 500 square feet, hallways are a pretty big waste of valuable space.
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I'm fine with a small entrance area, but not a gigantic long hallway. This is a unit I used to live in that has a small entrance hallway which I liked and worked well. Just enough room to store some shoes and coats.

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This thread is giving me anxiety. I love the topic though!

These are terrible units!
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Here's one that I think is an A+ floor plan with no wasted space at Pinnacle Grand Park. It's a 570sqft 1 bedroom, but a unit this size would typically be a 1+1. Instead of having a den tucked at the back of the unit which would be dark all day, the living room area can be also used as an open concept den near the window. The living room is very squared off and can should also easily fit a sofa and a dining table. The balcony is also very private with a concrete wall on one side and is also in front of the bedroom windows instead of in front of the living room windows, thus not blocking any view from the living room.

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professormeth wrote: Here's one that I think is an A+ floor plan with no wasted space at Pinnacle Grand Park. It's a 570sqft 1 bedroom, but a unit this size would typically be a 1+1. Instead of having a den tucked at the back of the unit which would be dark all day, the living room area can be also used as an open concept den near the window. The living room is very squared off and can should also easily fit a sofa and a dining table. The balcony is also very private with a concrete wall on one side and is also in front of the bedroom windows instead of in front of the living room windows, thus not blocking any view from the living room.

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Ugh.... welcome to my kitchen and toilet
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BiegeToyota wrote: Ugh.... welcome to my kitchen and toilet
Agreed. If it were me I'd give up some of the space from the Living/Dining to create a small foyer as you enter and relocate the coat closet and washer/dryer into that space.

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