Good design is holistic, in the sense that it addresses visual acuity and sensual experience, with pragmatism as a linchpin. And if you can breathe life into that design by constructing it in such a way that it not only supports, but enhances livability, even better. It’s not just enough to look contemporary cool - you’ve got align amenities like supporting stars in the show, to pave the way for contemporary cool living. This is precisely the experience for those lucky enough to call this swish address home. It’s about extending the reach of your surroundings, so that where you live, shop and socialize is all a seamless integration of style.
Welcome to 77 Avenue Road, Suite 203!
Arguably at the nexus of the Torontonian urban universe - where Bloor and Avenue Roads intersect - this sleek suite sits surrounded by amenities designed to entice, engage and enhance urban lifestyle. Whether to amuse and challenge the palate, you're a short stroll to some of the best in gastronomic delight, including some of our faves like “One” in Hazelton Lanes or "La Societe" on Bloor (LOVE the terrace!). You're also steps from the city's cultural activities like the Royal Ontario Museum and Metropolitan Reference Library, or entertainment (the Manulife Centre cinema is one of our favourites). It's steps to Pusateri's Fine Foods at Bay and Yorkville if you're so inclined, but you may prefer to take the elevator down to the ground floor where the shops of "Yorkville Village' features a host of tasteful boutique shops, as well as Whole Foods and the Equinox Fitness Club.
If you intend to cast your stylish net throughout this neighbourhood, you’ve got to a have a good choice of chic eateries close by. I adore Cibo Wine Bar, with its award-winning wine room and Sassafraz where you can savour market-driven, French-inspired Canadian cuisine on their park vista terrace. Of course, this residence is steps to some of the City's best shopping on Bloor's Millionaire Mile - where Holt Renfrew and Manulife offer everything one might need to be fashionable, well-read, and pampered.
Public transport is nearby at the Bay and St. George Subway stations, and access around the city by car is easy, given Bloor Street and Avenue Road each lead to highway routes. Every urban dweller needs to include access to green space on their must-have lists, and 77 Avenue Road is near Jesse Ketchum Park. This 1.2 hectare expansive park, unfolds with loads of green space, and mature trees, the perfect neighbourhood spot for fresh air and leisure. Alternatively, you might enjoy the evening strolls through The Annex, where merchant class architecture reins supreme.
This low-rise building was designed by architect Jack Diamond and developed by York-Hannover and Confederation Life. Built in 1991, this six floor building is comprised of 73 thoughtfully-designed suites. Its modernist exterior is distinctive, and reveals many of the clean lines that continue throughout the common spaces and suites inside. Throughout this building, the emphasis is on crisp angles and gentle curves that support and create the smooth urban tones that characterize the design. Specifically, there is smart use of space in common areas (high ceilings and extra wide hallways, ample windows that not only let light in, but set the scope for great urban views) and good taste (tastefully furnished seating areas on each floor). Amenities include underground parking, an expansive party room, a lovely garden terrace with outdoor BBQs (just steps from this suite), and one of the City's best concierges. Even the smallest suites are large, starting at just over 1000 square feet and having one bedroom plus den, while larger suites are upwards of 3700 square feet commanding sums over $2 million. All suites harness light and air to promote a sense of space, with generous nine foot ceilings. If they say that home is where you express yourself best, then this luxury boutique building provides an impressive canvas for its well-heeled residents from which to do just that.
Suite 203 is a refined light-filled space which has been impeccably-styled. Offering around 1100 square feet of elegant living space, one enters into the functional foyer which features a generous double closet to organize your outer garments and footwear. Passing the convenient powder room, the bright hall - perfect for showcasing your art collection - draws you forward into the thoughtfully-designed well-proportioned open plan entertainment space. On your right, the chef's kitchen unfolds in a flurry of sparkling granite and stainless steel, dominated by stunning shaker cabinetry. Boasting high-end appliances, a massive pantry/storage room, and a generous breakfast bar with pendant lighting, this kitchen will please those with culinary prowess!
The combined entertainment space, awash in sunlight thanks to the myriad of floor-to-ceiling west-facing windows, has three distinct zones for living. Both gracious and spacious, I love the dark wood plank floors which contrast with the crisp white walls, elevating the room's bright and airy feeling. Along with a living and dining area, there's a sun-drenched reading nook which is the perfect space to curl up with a good book, or sip your morning coffee while watching Avenue Road come alive below. It could alternatively be a terrific home office space, where one can navigate business while watching passersby.
Off the foyer is the hall that leads to the master suite. Along the way, you'll pass the spa-like ensuite bath featuring a glass shower, jet tub, and overhead heat lamp, as well as a generous walk-in closet with built-in shelving and organizers. The Master is roomy by bedroom standards and could easily accommodate a king sized bed. The wall of windows offer sun-drenched views overlooking the century streetscapes of The Annex, which is a delicious treat to wake up to.
Do you long for a home that can literally be the nexus of your universe of style? Well-positioned amongst coveted amenities, in a setting of uncompromising elegance, this bespoke suite in 77 Avenue Road may be the perfect Home for you.
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