Boutique developer North Drive has partnered with renowned Toronto architect Richard Wengle and celebrity interior designer Brian Gluckstein on its newest residential development at One Forest Hill. Over the past six years, North Drive has received multiple awards and has earned a reputation for creating contextually responsive, urban developments in classic and mature communities.
“We are committed to crafting buildings that respectfully complement the historic areas in which we build,” says Jordan Morassutti, Co-Founder and partner at North Drive. “We know the Forest Hill buyer embraces sophisticated timeless design and also recognize the need for more diverse luxury housing options in the neighbourhood.”
The 12-storey luxury condominium marks the second partnership between the developer, architect and interior designer after previously working on the Beaux Arts-inspired 4 The Kingsway. Wengle and Gluckstein are both residents of Forest Hill and North Drive anticipates that many purchasers will include their past clients.
“We selected Richard Wengle and Brian Gluckstein because no one understands true luxury better than them,” says Robert Fidani, partner at North Drive. “They are well-acquainted with the needs of the end users of this project, as it has been part of their daily practice for over 35 years. Brian has furnished a countless number of homes for the same group of people, and Richard has designed dozens of houses in Forest Hill.”
To design the exterior, Wengle took cues from luxury boutique buildings in London, Paris and New York and paid careful attention to the materials used and how the building appears from a pedestrian’s view. The result is an Art Deco-inspired structure draped in limestone, marble and bronze finishes with two-storey windows that line the street at ground level and generously-sized terraces that step back as the building rises. The timeless design and elegant profile blends well and respects the architectural style of the neighbourhood which is known for its Tudor and Georgian style homes.
“For the most part, the Forest Hill homeowner it is still a traditional buyer who embraces classical architecture, but now we are seeing more and more clients looking for more simplicity in design while not being totally committed to complete contemporary,” says Wengle. “Our vision for One Forest Hill hits all those notes. The building echoes a tailored elegance and provides modern comforts but done within an architectural style that is timeless.”
Inside, a limited collection of 43 suites offer spacious floorplans ranging from 1,300 square feet to penthouses with over 3,000 square feet. Configurations include two bedroom and three bedroom layouts with top quality finishes, soaring ceilings and bright living areas that maximize space. For the ultimate in customization, purchasers will have the ability to adjust suite layouts and to combine units.
“For the purchaser, moving into a boutique community like this is not about downsizing, but more about the reorganization of their living spaces,” says Gluckstein. “Some purchasers might have the same size apartment as their single-detached house, but instead of six bedrooms, they might have a grander dining room or his-and-hers bathrooms. It’s about reallocating the way you live — rightsizing rather than downsizing.”
To learn more about the project, be sure to register at OneForestHill.com.
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