Buchanan School: Ditto Meets Hill East

Posted by Mark Washburn on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 9:47am.

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Sales are moving at a brisk pace at Buchanan School, where a number of condos are under contract in Hill East. This project by Ditto Residential includes 41 sleek new condo units, reimagined within the walls of the old Buchanan School building.

First constructed in the late 1800s, the property remained a school for about a century before finally closing its doors to the public in the mid 1990s. A few years ago, Ditto began the process or restoring the structure, and incorporating new condos into the property.

Ditto’s plan from the beginning of the project has been to blend both old and new elements, redesigning the property into a sophisticated, yet classic residential offering. The old school now houses a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with some unique design elements. The condos range from a cozy 500 to around 1,400 square feet of living space.

New and prospective buyers can expect to find large windows, exposed brick walls and high, lofted ceilings. In addition, white oak hardwood flooring compliments the homes, along with white oak cabinetry in the kitchens and custom marble flooring in the baths.

Other style elements include the addition of stainless steel appliances, with some of the units additionally providing either patios or balconies for outdoor space. As well, the building also offers a lobby plus room for grilling on the landscaped patio. Other amenities include the option of purchasing private parking plus bike storage.

Buchanan School is part of the larger, Buchanan Park development, also offering town homes, a central green and plenty of outdoor gathering space and landscaped areas. In addition, the property sits a short distance from desirable locations such as Barracks Row, Eastern Market and Lincoln Park. As well, Buchanan School is only a short distance from several Metro stations, making it easy to travel and commute throughout the area.

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