Luxury condos offer rare opportunity to live on Leaside's high street

Sep 10 2020, 5:00 pm

This year is inspiring a lot of introspection for Canadians as social distancing measures continue and more time is spent at home.

Those who were perhaps on the fence about buying a property before the pandemic are now searching for homes that strike the perfect balance of comfort and security. In July, home sales soared across the GTA, marking a 29.5% increase from the same month in 2019.

Condo apartments remain a popular choice for home buyers as results show an annual increase in sales. However, finding a home in the neighbourhood you desire isn’t always easy. But right now, Torontonians have the opportunity to invest in one of the few condo properties along the sought-after Bayview Avenue in Leaside.

A boutique condo project by Gairloch Developments1414 Bayview features just 44 units, allowing residents to fully immerse themselves in their new lifestyle within the peaceful and predominantly residential Leaside neighbourhood while being steps from great boutiques and restaurants.

The level of attention to detail for this development is worth noting. For one, the founder of Gairloch Developments, Bill Gairdner, lived in the area for quite some time.

“I’ve always enjoyed walking by the site, going to Mount Pleasant Cemetery for a jog, or biking in the Don Valley trail network,” Gairdner told Re:Luxe Magazine in an interview. His goal was to design the kind of product where his loved ones would want to live.

But every project the developer brings to the market is unique. That’s why he curates a team of professionals based on the project style, location, and also the backgrounds and portfolios of consultants.

Gairdner chose Peter Clewes from architectsAlliance to bring his vision for 1414 Bayview to life. Clewes is renowned for his work on award-winning modern buildings and public spaces that are conscious of context (in this case, an urban setting).

Since 1414 Bayview is an eight-storey condo building, Clewes decided to get creative with brick cladding and vertical floor-to-ceiling glazing. This enhances the building’s exterior and also allows more natural light into each home.

To complement the surrounding environment and balance indoor and outdoor living, the building features large terraces with concrete planters filled with lush greenery. These private outdoor spaces are where future residents can relax with their morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Toronto’s Sixteen Degree Studio has been tasked with handling the interiors at 1414 Bayview — another strategic move by Gairdner. The studio’s founders, Kelly Doyle and Stephanie Vermeulen, grew up in Leaside, and they also specialize in thoughtful design.

Doyle and Vermeulen have shaped many notable single-family detached residential projects across the GTA and beyond, offering a fresh perspective and unique edge. At 1414 Bayview, homes (which all have high ceilings) are elevated by neutral interiors that exude luxury.

Sixteen Degree Studio has selected custom-designed Italian millwork and Caesarstone countertops for an upscale feel in the kitchens. Premium hardwood flooring can be found throughout the one- to three-bedroom homes, along with spa-inspired ensuite bathrooms featuring Kohler sinks and stainless steel faucets.

Stunning interior details can also be found in the residents’ library lounge and the on-site coworking space designed for productivity. Meanwhile, the private courtyard offers another peaceful space where future residents can retreat for some air or work outside.

These curated elements, along with the tasteful building design at 1414 Bayview, make it seem like the project was always destined for Leaside. It offers the exclusivity of living in a boutique property where residents can get to know each other yet also have their own privacy.

To get a sense of what living at 1414 Bayview would be like, register now or make a viewing appointment by emailing [email protected]Gairloch Developments is operating by private appointment only to ensure the safety of its community.

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