The Newinhomes.com team has been keeping a close eye on Ghods Builders’ 5959 Yonge Street Condos in North York. The development grabbed a lot of attention when Ghods announced that the condo would be the world’s first with an LED sports court. The hype only surged from that point as Ghods released more and more info about the great amenities and innovative designs they are including at 5959 Yonge Street Condos. Well, now we finally get a peek at a suite design with the completion of the model suite!
Ghods worked with DesignTheory to conceive a model that best exemplifies the high potential of a 5959 suite. The directors of DesignTheory, Leanne Tammaro and Adolphina Karachok, explained their approach to the suite design.
“We designed the space to be contemporary and modern with a timeless, classic feeling by mixing a lot of materials and styles to create an upscale, custom look,” says Tammaro. “The suite is designed to appeal to the design-savvy client who is aware of high-end finishes and can appreciate the level of design.”
A few of the features and finishes that you would find throughout the model suite include quartz countertops, a premium six-piece European-style appliance package, a washer and dryer package, oversized tiles, and even a security safe in the master bedroom.
“Quartz countertops as a standard in the kitchen are a great feature because they are so durable and add such a luxurious finish, the counters can also be upgraded to granite,” says Tammaro. “The laminate wood cabinetry is available in a number of standard finishes from wood grain to paint grade, which with the upgrades, can transition into high-gloss flat front cabinetry.”
When it comes to condo layouts, maximizing space is key. Not only maximizing space, but creating an environment that feels open and airy. “We used every bit of space to maximize the living space, including using the wall space in the kitchen,” Karachok explains. “We punched into the wall to create an art niche and backed it with mirror, which adds visual depth to expand the space and almost acts as a window.”
The furnishings and finishes have hints of metals, golds, and silvers, which is a very popular design trend. These tints used throughout the living spaces add a touch of elegance. One example is the large, extravagant chandelier in the dining space above the kitchen. The gold complements the chairs and draws the eyes from the floor to the ceiling, adding depth to the suite.
The use of metallics continues into the master bedroom. “We wanted this space to be more upscale and luxurious as you can see by the applied moldings on the walls and the use of luxe furniture pieces like the tufted headboard and the mirrored night tables which feel very glamorous,” Karachok points out. “It feels like a luxurious hotel experience.”
Since DesignTheory mirrored a luxurious hotel experience in the master bedroom, it makes sense that the ensuite is spa-inspired. “We designed a very modern style vanity and carried the walnut wood finish from the kitchen and den by wrapping the vanity in a two-inch thick border of walnut, with high gloss white centre panels,” says Tammaro. “It’s a floating vanity, so it sits off the ground and there is LED lighting wrapped underneath which changes from blue, to red, to green, or white for a softer glow.”
Tour the 5959 Yonge Street Condos model suite
The 5959 Yonge Street Condos presentation centre is located at the corner of Yonge and Cummer in North York. To book an appointment to tour the model suite, visit www.5959yonge.com or call 416-222-5959.
Prices start at $288,900 and range up into the high $600,000s.