It’s the Birkin bag of the industry,” says Frank Mazzotta, the president of Armour Heights Developments. The luxury designer and developer of residential and commercial properties in Ontario, is, of course, referring to his latest condominium project, 89 Avenue in Toronto’s swish Yorkville neighbourhood.
Surrounded by stunning art galleries, friendly cafés, fashionable salons, pretty parks, high-end restaurants and elegant boutiques, the up-and-coming 20-storey building is the latest coveted locale of the area. Inspired by a private and exclusive Park Avenue residence Mazzotta visited during a trip to New York City, 89 Avenue promises to be a standout.
Collaborating with architect Richard Wengle, the condominium is meticulously designed with a classic grey Alabama limestone façade, complete with a custom bronze-detailed canopy with hand-carved marble archways, bronze-clad aluminum windows and railings and handcrafted Italian exterior light ﬁxtures. A state-of- the-art Wohr Multiparker parking pallet and automated parking system allows owners to drive up to the building, key in a personalized code at a designated area and their car will be parked for them. Using the same code, cars can be as easily and quickly be returned to the ground level. “The pallet has been custom designed to accommodate premium luxury, exotic passenger vehicles, including Bentley and Rolls-Royce,” adds Mazzotta. “The pallet will also have electric charging capabilities. I personally visited this system in Germany and Tel Aviv to ensure this was a suitable option for 89 Avenue. Additionally, the building will feature a 24-hour valet.”
Such bespoke beneﬁts are a hallmark of the building and its 28 suites. Ranging from 1,000- to 6,000-square- foot half and full ﬂoors to duplexes, each residence features 10- to 12-foot-high ceilings, herringbone wood ﬂooring, heated ﬂooring in bathrooms and radiant heated ﬂoors at both the east and west perimeter windows. Unique touches like large outdoor terraces, gas ﬁreplaces, Brian Gluckstein custom-designed kitchens, La Cornue gas ranges, Miele appliances and Kohler ﬁxtures are all part of the beautifully thought-out design — a design plan that is inclusive to each homeowner’s taste and requirements.
Armour Heights Developments includes its clients in the process of custom designing the look and feel of their suites by providing access to their development team. From custom sketching each residence to modifying details, this focus on individual sty le ensures no two residences are the same. What homeowners will share is access to a round-the-clock security team, a lifestyle concierge, destination elevators and ﬁve-star hotel-like services and amenities such as housekeeping, a 24-hour porter, a private ﬁtness studio, an indoor heated pool, three sun-lit cabanas and even a service elevator for pets. “Our residence is very discrete and discerning, as we wanted our clients to feel that they are coming home to a safe and secure environment,” explains Mazzotta. “Our credibility means so much to us. We’ve been building homes for the last 30 years and with 89 Avenue, we’ve raised the bar on craftsmanship and quality with such an iconic building. We are bringing a little bit of New York to Toronto.”
For more information or to book a private appointment at the Presentation Gallery at 161 Cumberland Street, please contact 416-309-2050.
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