Discussion in 'Real Estate - Individual Project Threads' started by someMidTowner, Sep 22, 2016.
Thread for real estate discussion about Tridel/Hines' Aquabella
Latest update: AQUABELLA: 3XN Design Joining Tridel's Bayside Community
Price breakdown from their email:
The perfect lakeside escape, with generous terraces and clear views of the lake.
Starting from $3 million*
Featuring breathtakingly beautiful balconies overlooking the lake or nearby park.
Starting from $1.2 million*
Modern suite designs complemented with luxury finishes and smart technology.
Starting from the $400,000s*
at $1500 a sq foot for the Terrace Units -- they are going for top $$ -- love it, not every Luxury Condo buyer wants to live at a Hotel.
Great to see !
Urban Collection Modern suites starting from the $400,000s so it's still a typical condo
This is a 3,439 sq.ft. unit for sale from $4.85m.
A pretty impressive floor plan, though the master his/her closets and en-suites are a bit goofy in its layout.
October 2016 Update: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2016/11/tridels-3xn-designed-aquabella-celebrates-grand-opening
Link to all the floorplans: http://www.tridel.com/aquabella/prices-floorplans/#/suites
how horrible and disappointing that interior designers and architects can only produce crappy spaces from large spaces:
2D (2 Bedrooms) 888 Square Ft - tiny 7'10" x 10'0" 2nd bedroom, and 15'9" x 17'0" for kitchen/LR/DR
2E (2 Bedrooms) 966 Square Ft - useless 11'0" 1-wall linear kitchen with minimal countertop/storage, small 9'9" x 10'9" 2nd bedroom
2L+D (2 Bedrooms + Den) 1264 Square Ft - family-sized unit that only has 2 Bedrooms + Den with useless 11'0" 1-wall linear kitchen with minimal countertop/storage, 12'0" x 25'4" for kitchen/LR/DR
Whoa, those units are really bad. I didn't pay much attention to those units as they are the north & east facing units with no views (will be facing another building across the street). Even though they are large units the layout makes the rooms really small -- you can't get any smaller kitchens. Don't know where all the square footage went to.
At $700,000 to $850,000 for those less desirable "Urban Collection", it makes Pier 27 look like a steal. Actually I think the prices at Pier 27 are a great value compared to other condos in the city if you don't mind having another condo building directly in front of you. At least the units there have 10' ceilings, nice features and finishes, beautiful amenities, a sliver of a lake view, and most come with a parking spot -- maintenance fees are on the high side though.
There are much better units in the building for both the lakeside units and the "urban" units, but it's odd that Tridel decided to put some of these poorly designed ones on their website unless they are trying to push those slow-selling units.
Agreed on the Urban layouts, this is why these are the only units left (out of 173) from the pre-launch. As for Pier 27, I recently went to visit this building for comparison and was very disappointed. It felt like they just stuffed as many buildings in this space as possible, with 2 still on the way...... The street presence is depressing and feels isolating with the waterfront path cut-off with a bomb wall, no ground level retail, interiors are horrible, dated finishes and the lobby says the opposite of "luxury". The 10' ceilings are impressive but you also have that at Aquabella, floors 7-12.
The Lakeside & Terrace Collection aren't any better IMO.
With 1241 to 2861 Square Ft and priced from $1,240,000 to $4,300,000+, it's pathetic that the units are only 2 bedrooms + mostly windowless den with 2-2.5 bathrooms.
With that amount of square footage, they should have been able to provide a windowed 3rd bedroom (with 3 bathrooms) that a buyer has the option to use as they choose - bedroom/den/library, etc.
At least they have usable kitchens with good amount of countertop and storage.
there were quite a few 3 bedroom layouts but they were already sold. I think the building is quite impressive and the strongest of the three to-date by Tridel. As mentioned, the layouts on the site are the leftovers out of the 173 units and there is clearly a reason why
More floorplans available. I quite like this one:
75% sold, aka from a visit to the sales office. All units facing the park ($1.2MM+) have been sold, 90% of the urban units (facing the back) and only a handful of water facing and terrace units ($2MM+) remain. They had a strong 2 weeks of sales since launching.