Surfer-chic pad in abandoned fish packing plant in Alberta


This surfer-chic pad was designed by Canadian studio Mckinley Burkart Architects, located in the cosmopolitan city of Calgary, Alberta. The luxury condo is located in a structure of an abandoned fish packing plant. The architects preserved this building and transformed it into a mixed-use, multi-family complex.

The structure itself backs onto a waterfront dock, offering scenic views of a peaceful lake setting. Designed in a beach style aesthetic, the design team created a very laid-back and comfortable home. Material elements includes heavy time and stone throughout the condo.


Aside from the luxury condo units in this building, the complex also offers additional amenities to its tenants. Highlights include: an oyster bar, spa and a coffee shop amongst tourism offices and other retail shops.


What We Love: This surfer-chic pad offers its inhabitants a cool and comfortable atmosphere to relax while enjoying waterfront vistas. With plenty of amenities right at your fingertips, there is much to love about this fine Canadian abode. Condo living means a simple, low-maintenance lifestyle. With stylish furnishings and a clean design aesthetic, this home is perfect as a full-time residence or as a vacation pad.

Readers, what do you think of this home, would you live in it all year or would you consider this more of a vacation retreat? Please leave us your feedback in the comments at the end of this feature article. We love reading your feedback!


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Above: Double volume ceilings makes this space feel bright and airy. A floor-to-ceiling wood clad fireplace creates a dramatic focal point to this living space.

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Above: This beach style master bedroom retreat offers its own private balcony to enjoy reading a book, lounging or a morning cup of coffee. A surf board hung over the bed adds an authentic beach-vibe to the space.


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Photos: Courtesy of Mckinley Burkart Architects

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