There have been some significant developments with Lumiere this past week – for one, general public access has now been granted for levels 2 through 22 (minus the swimming pool and change rooms), and two, this means we’re able to get a better feel for the real views this building gets as we get higher up.
I did check out this suite the other day (see floor plan above), which I had seen on a lower, single-digit level with the same exposure some time back. At that time, I noticed how dark the second bedroom was, since the only window for it faced only a few meters away from the neighbouring office building. And no kidding – the view was actually a doctor’s patient room, lunch staff room and reception area. I saw the doctor speaking with his patient on the examination table. Not very glamourous! (I guess the doctor’s not quite used to the fact that he now has very close neighbours and needs to close the blinds…)
Thankfully, with this more recent suite I saw being on the 16th floor, it just graces over the medical/office tower that created such an obstruction last time. It still has more of a “rooftop view”, but at least the light can enter more easily.
So, if you’re concerned about the northern view of any suite, just remember that floors 16 and above are safe.