By Rachel Naud
Residents with a flair for sophistication and luxury look no further than 89 Avenue, one of Yorkville’ most refined, tailor-made addresses. Where Park Avenue meets midtown Toronto, 89 Avenue not only drips in the refinement and abundance commonly known in the affluent area of the city, but the boutique building goes further to welcome a facet of individuality that’s not often seen — or matched — when it comes to new builds. Nestled in the heart of Yorkville on Avenue Road and created by luxury designer and developer Armour Heights Developments, 89 Avenue is a 20-storey landmark residence designed by famed architect Richard Wengle and international designer Brian Gluckstein. The duo’s passion for design is reflected in the building’s fine features, finishes and materials that were inspired by their worldly travels to places like Germany, Japan, France and Italy, which serves to offer a high-level experience from the moment you walk through the impressive limestone front façade. And while the unparalleled amenities of 89 Avenue — from the automobile elevator and private fitness studios to the personal wine storage and outdoor entertaining terrace — are enough to impress the most scrupulous of buyers, what will surely wow them is the building’s unwavering and unmatched commitment to individual expression. “There are no cookie-cutter layouts in this building,” says Armour Heights Developments president Frank Mazzotta. “We speak to every buyer to discuss what they want and then custom create that unit to their specifications. It’s rare to find a developer that will meet and sit down and develop a suite with a buyer. It’s unheard of.”
This hands-on and personal approach to each resident is what truly makes 89 Avenue an elevated experience. While each of the 28 units are fitted with Gluckstein’s design sensibility, down to the hand-selected rift-cut white-oak engineered wood flooring, marbleclad fireplace and state-of-the-art automation and noise mitigation systems, each buyer is welcome to bring their own personal style to complement the boutique building’s already extraordinary refinement. Once buyers — who mostly come from nearby areas including Forest Hill and Rosedale and are looking to downsize from their opulent homes without sacrificing style or comfort — purchase one of the units at 89 Avenue, the developer works with them to custom build their dream home in the sky. “No question goes unanswered,” says Mazzotta. “From the moment they walk through the door, everything is properly handled, down to the last detail.”
When it comes to details, Armour Heights caters to them all, including gourmet kitchens that reflect the best of the culinary arts. Luxurious features and finishes include natural stone slab marble countertops and backsplashes, bespoke millwork and La Cornue ranges from France, Miele appliances and marble-clad range hoods. The spa-inspired ensuite gleams with glass, stunning marble floors and custom cabinetry. A freestanding bathtub, sublimely placed next to a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the Toronto landscape, is a welcoming escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below. At night, the primary bedroom is a haven for calm and refinement with its natural light, deep mouldings, lacquered archway and meticulous details.
89 Avenue is what sweet dreams are made of. And the best part? You get to wake up to it each and every day.