When designing the interior spaces of ParkCity, a four-storey 165-unit condo development in Burlington from Tobyn Park Homes, design firm UNION31 sought to include elements often found inside buildings in larger city centres.
“We wanted to bring an urban sensibility to a suburban setting, but we didn’t want to make it so that it wasn’t approachable,” says Kelly Cray, one of UNION31’s principals, in a video.
To strike this balance with the lobby, amenity spaces and model suite, UNION31 — which has taken on large-scale projects in Toronto previously — juxtaposes textural finishes “with a lot of polish and sleek materials,” Cray explains.
This approach plays off the condo community’s exterior treatment, which features both rustic red brick and smooth charcoal and glass finishes. “We wanted to create spaces that were reflective of the contemporary lines in the architecture,” says Cray of ParkCity’s interior design.
Another goal was to create environments that afford residents the most flexibility possible. “The idea was to achieve as much space as we could in the model suite,” Cray continues…