Bosley Realestate

The Zoomer Home

April 13th, 2012 | House And HomeStyle Enhancement Staging

Back in January, urbaneer.com met with a delightful Zoomer couple who were in a quandary on what to do to sell their Queens Quay condo. "To Renovate, Or Not To Renovate?" was the question. Click HERE to read the original post.

 

 

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the Terminal Building on Queens Quay. Located at the foot of York Street on Lake Ontario's Harbourfront, this former late 1920s dry-storage warehouse was converted by the Zeidler Grinnell Partnership in 1985 into a specialty retail centre containing thirty shops, a Sobey's grocer, the 450-seat Premiere Dance Theatre, 400,000 square feet of office space and 72 luxury residential suites located in a new contemporary addition on the top four floors. Substantial in size and well-appointed, residential suites range from 1300 to over 5000 square feet. This is a tony address for executive families, down-scaling zoomers, and some high-profile athletes. Can you say "Bling!"?

 

 

Although our clients were prepared to invest a sizable sum renovating to facilitate the sale of their condo, including creating a massive open concept entertainment zone, urbaneer.com recommended keeping it simple.

Our reason?

Zoomers are more inclined to prefer a separate kitchen that keeps the pots and pans out of sight, the catering staff discreetly tucked away when hosting fetes, and more walls (not less!) to accommodate their art collections.

Our sellers took our advice. They replaced the over-sized fridge with a slimmer stainless steel model, installed cream Corian counters (buh-bye laminate) to complement the existing tumbled-marble backsplash, upgraded to a new deep stainless steel sink with contemporary faucet to capture the attention of those who love to cook, and replaced the wonky lighting. They painted the kitchen walls a warm grey to infuse an 'Art-Gallery' feel, which was repeated in the front foyer. They also pared down their furnishings, streamlined the art collection, replaced the 'too blue' fluorescent pigtail lightbulbs with halogen spots in the recessed light fixtures, installed dimmer switches to soften the lighting and cast a pleasing glow off the existing stone floors.

 

 

While the changes are subtle, the transformation has gone from dated to fresh luxe!

Here's a couple photos of the refreshed and pared down entertainment space:

 

 

We're thrilled to be offering this just listed 'House-In-The-Sky' for $1,049,000.

Want to learn more? Click HERE for our promotion!

~ Steven

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