Originally Posted by McC
That's cute, yes I do know the definition of "loft", and if you want to quote a definition, why didn't you quote a definition? here's one:
The fact that many developers use the term to mean any open concept apartment with 9-foot ceilings doesn't change the definition of the word, or make it "authentic." A better copywriter, one who wasn't suffering from hyperbolia, might call these "loft-style" apartments, or somesuch more appropriate term. The best example of actually "authentic lofts" in Ottawa are in Wallis House on Rideau St.
Thanks for the lesson on 'lofts' in Ottawa - I too can use Google.com and Dictionary.com to look up definitions, but you saved some time for me. But if you notice, there's no standard ceiling heights listed in the definition, only the vague term "open, unpartitioned floor area".
But, now that Loft 101 is over, I will return to my original point, I was merely pointing out that you are already questioning the advertisment of 'authentic lofts' prior to seeing any plans and based only on one exterior rendering. I am well aware that the term 'loft' is thrown around town - and often the term is mis-used or exaggerated, but I'll wait to see the plans and interior rendering before I pass judgement.
But hey, why else do book covers exist, if not to form prejudice opinions?