Last week we brought you an interview with Chris Harhay, President of Harhay Construction Management Ltd., and we took a tour through the company's innovative The Ninety loft condominiums on Broadview. This week we have a quick tour of the presentation centre for oneeleven Condominiums, Harhay's significant new project by Core Architects on Bathurst just north of King. It opens to the public this weekend, and features what you expect of presentation centres – the scale model, the floor plans writ large, and a swank model suite – but it also features some things that will end up in the building itself, including a dramatic tigers eye stone wall which will end up highlighting the concierge's post in the uber-cool II By IV Design Associates-designed lobby.
So, that's the venue above, painted black and ready for its debut at the corner of Adelaide and Bathurst. There is parking onsite – something the building itself will repeat when it's finished. One level of public parking will support ground level retail, and the second floor offices in the building, as well as other local businesses, especially the myriad restaurants that have appeared in the go-to King West neighbourhood over the past several years.
The scale model, above from the southwest, and below from the northwest, shows how the building is made up: extra-high ground floor retail space behind a line of trees along both Bathurst and Adelaide. A floor of office space starts the brick podium levels above that: a deep plum coloured brick has been chosen to mesh with the neighbourhood's warm tones. Three more levels make up the podium – condominium residences – with a varied grid windows that gives energy to the façade.
Above the brick base is a glass and concrete tower, and while the glass is all apparent in the scale model, the finished building will read with more concrete than is seen here: Harhay love the loft look, and pay special attention to the mix to get a warm finish for their concrete feature walls.
Many of the units in the tower are two levels: why should only the penthouses have all the fun? In fact, suites here typically have wider than average balconies – a full six feet wide so you can have dinner al fresco – and some have strikingly large terraces, as seen in the close-up below.
The model suite onsite shows what you can do when the suites are laid out with attention to getting the most out of the space – and if you're lucky enough to have a crack design team design your suite.
The living-dining-kitchen area features above and below, with the lower shot providing a peak into the office space in this one plus den suite.
Below is a better look at the den.
The master bedroom below is getting natural light from the right - through balcony windows, which you'll see when continue down…
…and there it is, the aforementioned six-foot-wide balcony, with an integrated gas barbecue.
This is design we like: very urban, very modern, and yet still very contextual and respectful of the neighbourhood. Oh, and the tiger-eye wall I mentioned early on? Here's the lobby rendering. See the featured wall in person at the presentation centre this weekend.
Many more renderings, and all the information you need about the building can be found in UrbanToronto's dataBase entry for it, linked below. Want to talk about the project? Discussions are going on in the forum threads, linked below as well. Click to join in!
|Related Companies:||Baker Real Estate Inc., Carttera Private Equities, Core Architects, Harhay Developments, II BY IV DESIGN, Quest Window Systems, The Walsh Group|