modern condo interior renovation yorkville toronto
location: toronto, canada
Pied-à-terre is a compact condo in situated in Downtown Toronto’s densely populated Bloor Street corridor in Yorkville, surrounded by chic shopping and fine dining. The design responds to the urban conditions of the neighbourhood through a series of simple, custom design features and moves, all confined in a tight 900 sq. ft. shell.
Designed for a Hong Kong couple who visits their children studying in Canada on holidays, custom white oak walls and panels enclose & define the entry and dining areas and lead into the main living space, which flows freely from dining to kitchen to family lounge. A custom solid oak table is supported on oil rubbed bronze legs and is framed by a custom bench made of oak, bronze and leather. The bench morphs seamlessly into a vertical display unit made of oak and mirrors, with bronze frames and trims. The unit becomes a composition in itself and is the main feature of the pied-à-terre.
The kitchen is a tight gallery plan flanked in a white palette of Calacatta marble walls and counters. Intense Venetian blue marble walls drape the narrow bathrooms in an explosion of colour blending rich blue, grey & white vein branches & fissures. Original watercolour artwork by Berlin Based artist Marc Bowditch adds an urban intensity in some moments, and introspective calm in others, to a home tucked in the bustling core of Toronto.