CONDO OF THE WEEK
Timko’s Lofts on the Bow
Timko Development nears completion of its 68-unit Lofts on the Bow in Cochrane.
It’s got all the makings of a small town with the charm to go with it, and it’s bringing the mature adult home in a wonderful way.
Lofts on the Bow in Cochrane is almost finished being built — and the 68-unit, four-storey building fits right in with its setting, backing on to a forest and just a few steps from both the Bow River and Jumping Pound Creek nearby. The exterior of the building is mountain chalet with its exposed big logs and its extensive rock detailing all over the building.
The Lofts on the Bow has a front drive that’s covered for convenience, and visitor parking encircles the building for extra convenience.
But it is the attention to detail that has been a trademark of Timko Developments over its decade of building that stands out. The roads leading to the parking, for example, don’t continue all around the building; rather, they come to dead ends on each side to ensure minimal traffic. Only those staying at or visiting the complex will be using the roads.
The rock “chimneys” at the end of each of the balconies all around the complex are not, in fact, chimneys at all. Instead, they are simply for the beautification of the overall complex — yet each one has a large storage unit inside that is accessed by everyone who has a unit in the complex from his or her balcony.
It’s that creative use of space that adds a dimension of attraction that carries inside as well.
The foyer of the complex, for instance, is huge and dramatic with a grand curved staircase with open risers and a whole fountain wall behind it to add to the ambience.
The foyer is spacious and filled with comfortable chairs and sofas, some of leather and others of a complementary plush fabric.