July 30, 2010
A problem that many developers face when trying to integrate a new condo building into a traditional setting is that it just doesn’t fit.
Long-time residents can become quite irate when a new development threatens to drag their area into the 21st century while they prefer the quaint, old timey ambience of days past that still thrives in their traditional neighbourhood.
Kudos to Sierra Building Group for doing their best to marry traditional and modern styles with 68 Main Street [map] in the the historic Markham Village.
It’s safe to say that locals won’t be grabbing pitchforks and running new condo residents out of town; the architects at Sierra Building Group have taken extra care to ensure the new luxury condominium’s facade will not disrupt the vibrant, historic neighbourhood’s atmosphere.
The facade will rise to four stories and will step back at the fourth floor to accommodate spacious terraces, which will continue as it steps back again into six stories.
The brick-and-stone design by the GTA-based architects Flanagan Beresford and Patterson will complement Main Street Markham‘s traditional sensibility.
In the Markham Village neighbourhood, where interlocking brick sidewalks, heritage buildings and gaslight lamps seamlessly blend with specialty shops and cafes, visitors and residents get the unique experience of all the positive aspects of living in the past (pedestrian-friendly streets, beautiful architecture) while enjoying all the modern conveniences of the present.
There will be no need to hop in the car and drive to the big box grocery store or strip mall. The Village offers all the necessary amenities for a growing family, a single professional or a couple buying their first piece of real estate.
68 Main Street will have 143 units and is scheduled for completion in 2012. Buyers will have a choice of bachelor, one bedroom, one bedroom + den, two bedroom, two bedroom + den and three bedroom suites. Prices for suites start in the mid $200,000 range.
68 Main Street’s 3,000 sq. ft. presentation centre is opening soon.