The ability to just walk downstairs to work is a luxury offered at The W, a collection of five townhouses in Oakville designed with work space at street level and residential space on the top two floors.
The live-work townhouses are ideal for small commercial operations, such as a chiropractic office, hair salon or art gallery.
The W, located on Wilson Street, is being built by Matas Homes. There are three live-work units and two residential-only townhouses. All have stone and stucco exteriors with copper accents and a rooftop cupola.
Each unit has more than 4,000 square feet of space and is priced at $829,900. Features include an elevator, rooftop garden, back deck, two-car garage and finished basement.
At the back of the home is a third parking space for clients. "The space will have a gate that can be locked for night-time security," she adds.
Closing dates are scheduled for late 2005 and early 2006.
Builder: Matas Homes
Square footage: 4,000
Sales centre: 77 Lakeshore Rd. West, Units 2 and 3. Open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m.; weekends, noon to 5 p.m.
Contact: 905-849-0229; after hours, 905-338-1515