There is gentrification, and then there is rejuvenation. This historic University of Toronto fraternity house—artistically transformed into a trio of elegant boutique condominiums—presents a bit of both.The triplex is crowned by this brilliant 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath penthousethat is suffused with natural light and a modern, tranquil design. It offers 2,700 interior square feet, plus a jaw-dropping 482 square foot rooftop terrace with 360-degree city views.
The restorative and adaptive composition, by renowned architect and interior designer Dee Dee Taylor Hannah, has emergedas a breathtaking addition to its Yorkville-area district. Through the decades, as Toronto has transformed around it, Yorkville has steadfastly held its place as one of the city’s most desirable and livable neighborhoods. The stunning penthouse features soaring ceilings, lavish finishesand unique architectural details.Itsspacious floorplan is complemented with an indulgence of rich mahoganies, soft greys, cool granitesand soothing porcelains.
“Each unit has a completely different feel,” Taylor Hannah said. “They’re all half old Edwardianmansion and half contemporary intervention.”
As with everything else here, the gourmet kitchen is a masterpiece of beauty and functionality. Both intimate family meals and large social gatherings are smoothly accommodated.
The extravagant owner’s suite,also filled with an abundance of sunlight, provides retreat and seclusionas it seamlessly merges light and dark themes.Two secondary bedrooms witha shared bath blissfully accommodate family and guests.
A pair of wide balconies, one north-facing and another east-facing, further imbue this residence with warming sunlight and fresh breezes.
Two private underground parking spaces —extremely rare and desirable —add another level of privacy and security.
“Here, you dance in the treetops,” Taylor Hannah said. “It’s truly magic