We recently took a trip to Ocean Club Condos for a look at the progress of Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes condominium development, currently under construction on the shores of Humber Bay. Designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Ocean Club takes the form of a 39-storey tower and 10-storey boutique condominium building, with a future phase 5-storey commercial building fronting onto Lake Shore Boulevard still to come. In previous instalments, we looked at the unique mechanical penthouse and upper levels of the 39-storey tower and took in the amazing views across Lake Ontario to the Downtown skyline, while today we return for a look at what's going on in and around the tower's mid and lower floors.
Ocean Club's southeast-facing signature suites sold out very quickly thanks to their generous layouts and forever-protected city skyline and lake views. We checked at a few of these suites in various states of readiness, providing a much better idea of how the fixtures and finishes come together. We started at the top and worked our way down; suite finishing starts at the bottom and works its way up of course, so as we descended the building, the suite went from raw towards complete.
In the first signature suite we visited on a high floor of the tower (above), the walls weren't even in yet, but the views from this corner that each room would enjoy were quite apparent. Several floors below, drywall had recently been installed but the space was otherwise still in a raw state. This space will eventually be split between kitchen, dining, and living room uses. Note the changing location of the Humber Bay park out the window as we move close to ground level!
A few floors below, another signature suite was having cabinetry installed for its kitchen.
Even further down the tower, yet another signature suite is even closer to completion, with kitchen appliances being installed and track lighting now in place above.
On one of Ocean Club's lower floors, we take a look at a completed kitchen in another layout to better understand what the units above will look like once complete.
As work progresses on the condominium units above, progress is also being made on the building's second level amenities, including a fitness centre and pool. Visible in the image below, the fitness centre/pool area will have a large balcony overlooking the Lake Ontario and the popular Humber Bay Parks.
Just inside, Ocean Club's pool area is coming together. In the image below, the concrete shell of the lap pool is visible in the foreground, while the hot tub basin can be seen in the rear.
Directly below the fitness centre and pool, the space for a yet-to-be-announced restauranteur is taking shape. The double-height space utilizes large floor-to-ceiling windows that will maximize the airiness while filling the restaurant with natural light. Once the hoarding comes down outside, restaurant patrons will enjoy views of the park, the water and the skyline too.
At the other end of the tower, Ocean Club's lobby features even higher ceilings; three storeys tall to be exact. In the image below, the lobby is still in a raw state, but the large triple-height windows which glaze the lobby's north, west and east sides allow plenty of natural light to pour in, making for an impressive space.
On the development's west side, landscaping is now under way as evidenced by the planting of trees outside the ground level units (each of which has their own front entry).
There are still a few dozen units remaining at Ocean Club, split between the tower and the boutique building. No matter which way they face, there's always something outside the windows here to enjoy.
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|Related Companies:||Baker Real Estate Inc., Beaverhall Homes, Graywood Developments, Montana Steele, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Strybos Barron King, Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc|