CONDO OF THE WEEK

Timko’s Lofts on the Bow

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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.

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