January 14, 2011
Ironstone Condominiums [map] by Davies Smith Developments will soon stand as a valuable example of how to put together a project that will please the eye without angering good ol’ Mother Nature.
The 16-storey mixed-use condo, which will be an anchor for Burlington’s surging uptown core, is to be heated and cooled solely by geothermal technology. As Ironstone architect Roland Rom Colthoff of RAWdesign points outs, purchasers will significantly reduce their carbon footprint just by moving in (thus freeing up room to finally drive that old coal powered Cadillac to work – just kidding).
15,000 square feet of green rooftop terrace space (as seen in renderings below) and plentiful bike parking space add to the building’s environmental chops. All part of the plan, says Graham Chalmers, vice president of construction and principal at Davies Smith Developments:
“Ironstone is a beacon for the future, a modern and sustainable take on condo living that brings urban sophistication to uptown Burlington. “
But eco-chic is, of course, a balance. What impresses about what we’ve seen of Ironstone is the way in which the project’s aesthetics are complemented rather than compromised by the environmentally-conscious touches.
But enough from us, check out a few renderings for yourself:
The expansive lobby
Outdoor cabanas surrounded by leafy green space
The cabanas by night – check the cool fireplace
A number of lofts walk out onto landscaped terraces and green roofs
We’ll have a lot more on Ironstone as the project progresses.
One- and two-bedroom-plus-den suites are still available at Ironstone. They range in price from the mid-$200’s to the high-$300’s. Check out their presentation centre at 1940 Ironstone Drive in Burlington, or cruise over to their website.