Alterra introduces new collection of private residences
March 16, 2020
The Bedford neighbourhood is one of the city’s most intimate pockets, offering peaceful seclusion and privacy while being home to top boutiques, premiere health and wellness spots, and local dining favourites such as Sotto Sotto. Tucked into this beloved neighbourhood, 321 Davenport by Alterra, offers a rare opportunity to discover what Toronto’s most influential residents have known for years.
Just a short stroll to Yorkville, the Bedford neighbourhood offers a reprieve from the densely packed lifestyle of uptown and frenetic pace of downtown. Strategically perched above this quiet area of the city, all 18 residences in the nine-storey building overlook a lush tree canopy.
“321 Davenport embraces the gentle density of the Bedford neighbourhood and is simultaneously a powerhouse in design. The entire private residence is influenced by the neighbourhood’s grace and is rooted in authentic craftsmanship. This is truly a unique residence unlike anywhere else in Toronto,” says Mary Medunic, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Alterra.
Acclaimed architecture firm Giannone Petricone Associates designed a minimalist and smooth, glass façade that moulds itself along the curvilinear road on which it sits. Award-winning architect Ralph Giannone, Principal and Founder of GPA, brings his extensive experience in boutique residential design with top projects across the city, including Flaire at Shops at Don Mills and The Eglinton.
“321 Davenport creates a dramatic presence in the neighbourhood, layering unexpected materials and using classic organic form to create a timeless aesthetic. The soft curved façade is thoughtfully juxtaposed against a textured background of perforated metal that speaks a very contemporary language,” says Giannone.
Dense tree cover and lavish landscaping seamlessly knit with the aesthetic of neighbouring backyards. Exceptional private outdoor greenspaces create a lush oasis, a true rarity for downtown living.
Award-winning design firm U31 brings this lushness of the exterior indoors through every surface. An intimate marble lobby with a curved concierge desk made entirely of natural stone establishes the high-design calibre carried throughout the rest of the building.
“There was thoughtful attention to function and details to create unexpected moments, as well as an overall harmonious vision for this boutique residence. The juxtaposition of light, airy spaces combined with rich satin brass accents and a multi-layering palette of creams, metals and warm woods translates to an understated yet opulent environment,” says Kelly Cray, Principal at U31.
Expansive suites perched above the Bedford neighbourhood feature dynamic multi-directional views with floor-to-ceiling glazing that appear like nested living rooms from above. An abundance of natural daylight and evening sparkling city lights dance through all sides of residences. Ensuring the privacy and security of a single-family home, construction will include acoustically-treated walls and flooring, solid concrete block party walls for sound insulation and added security, and multiple heating and cooling zones throughout each residence.
321 Davenport’s professional catering kitchen is one of Toronto’s only amenities of its kind. Designed in consultation with premiere local restaurant Sotto Sotto, who directed the layout and programming of the space, the catering kitchen allows residents to create an intimate dining experience, cocktail party or exclusive culinary evening with a private chef. Serving as a second kitchen and private dining room, this unique amenity becomes a one-of-a-kind extension to residents’ entertaining space. 321 Davenport also features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, with private space dedicated to personal training.
Boutique hospitality services allow residents to live an unparalleled lifestyle. High-quality services extend from the custom uniformed concierge greeting residents by name, to the valet and porter treating residents’ cars like their own, to customized à-la-carte services for every need, including in-suite cleaning, private catering and personal assistant services.
“We have developed a private residence that perfectly captures the city’s maturity and appreciation for world-class design. At Alterra, we are meticulously involved in every detail of our developments, from our own designer-level finishes to ensuring acoustical privacy,” says Medunic. “We intimately understand the exceptionally high standards of our residents.”