Home of the Week: 50 Yorkville Ave. Suite 2402, Toronto. Asking price: $12.995-million. A suite on the 24th floor of the Four Seasons Private Residences at the corner of Bay Street and Yorkville Avenue is life at “centre ice,” says real estate agent Jimmy Molloy. The 55-storey west tower combines the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto and 101 private residences.
Completed in 2012, the Four Seasosn was designed by Peter Clewes of Architects Alliance. It offers residents the amenities of the Four Seasons brand, a five-star hotel chain founded in Canada by Isadore Sharp in 1961. That brand attacts overseas buyers, says agent Jimmy Molloy. ‘They understand Four Seasons. For them it’s almost like the property has been vetted. It is the right place to be.’
The 12-foot high ceilings in Suite 2402 gave interior designer Ernst Hupel of Ottawa-based 2H Design a lot to work with when planning the space. The only other floor in the building that provides such a ceiling height is the penthouse floor.
The high ceilings, east and west terraces, and approximately 5,000 square feet of living space make this suite one of the more unusual in the city, says Mr. Molloy. ‘People don’t downsize to this,’
Mr. Hupel designed the interior to take advantage of the views, which are visible right from the front door. Once inside, there is a foyer with a marble floor and a coffered ceiling with a centre dome. Beyond that, the great room provides a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with a view down Bay Street to the Financial District.
The master suite has an adjoining sitting room, large his-and-hers dressing rooms and his-and-hers marble-clad bathrooms.