The Chef’s Sanctuary
“The walls separating the units are all structural concrete, but none of the walls within are. Because of this, owners are free to make floor plan changes in the future.” - Martin Kohn, co-founder, Kohn Shnier Architects
The Plant Queen St W & Dovercourt Rd Completion: Summer 2020 From: $329,900 (39 square metres)
Quick Take: Start with extra-wide units oriented to maximize sun exposure for herb gardens, stir in a spacious eat-in kitchen and add a pinch of pantry storage. Every detail of this tasteful mid-rise from Curated Properties and Windmill Development Group has been cooked up to make it easy to prepare healthy, homegrown meals.
From the Street: Foliage running up the building makes a lush statement, but the 10-storey structure’s envelope carries that aesthetic into a full-fledged environmental ethos as envisioned by Kohn Shnier Architects and SMV Architects. Storm water is collected in an on-site cistern for irrigation, while geothermal heating and low-voc materials further bolster the building’s eco cred.
Moving In: Interiors by +tongtong embrace a natural, earthy palette. Optional upgrades in the kitchen include a sculptural metal pot rack holder that can be installed above the island. And for Iron Chef-themed parties, a communal canteen is attached to the outdoor barbecue area. theplantqueenwest.com