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. . . . . EUROPEAN STYLE LO FT

would bring, Dave, a Saskatoon boy, found an online for sale ad for the Drinkle building, then known as Regent Plaza. They bought it, along with a sight-unseen heritage home in the city. Office-Turn-Apartments

Drinkle owner Dave Denny, tenant Carmen Villadar, and design consultant Sherry Opdahl discuss how the conversion of this loft was the pivotal point that transformed the direction for the entire renovation.

The office building, built in 1913 by real estate mogul John Drinkle, had been turned into apartments long before; previous owner Dale Beavis renovated all 60 in the 1980s. Dropped ceilings were popular then and today, lowered ceilings are visible from the outside, covering the top portion of large windows. Original lath and plaster walls were kept, but the electrical and plumbing were upgraded. When Dave bought, “it was a real mixture of 100-year-old footprint with an 80s redo.” Dave’s plan is to maximize on the European “micro-loft”

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