Verve jazzes up East Village
Bright units make use of natural light
Bright and light, the Verve condominium apartments will offer a grand sense of living in East Village, with well-planned space and floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light and maximum views.
Verve is a 25-storey, mixeduse complex, with 195 condos and 10,000 square feet of retail space. The mix of condo units includes one bedroom, one bedroom plus den, two bedroom, two bedroom plus den and seven live-work units with ground access to The Riff, a pedestrian walkway that cuts diagonally through the city block that’s home to Verve.
The interiors are designed by Cecconi Simone, combining the talents of interior designers Anna Simone and Elaine Cecconi. They have worked internationally on projects in the residential, retail, corporate and hospitality sectors.
The show suite illustrates a V-1F floor plan — a one-bedroom plus sleeper den — encompassing a 670-square-foot interior plus a 110-square-foot balcony. Entering the suite, a front foyer with a closet has space to greet guests, but is private enough not to offer sight lines into the unit from the hallway.
The light grey flooring is engineered European laminate in wide, eight-inch planks with a cork underlay for sound dampening.
It’s found throughout the home except in the bathroom, where oversized porcelain tile is underfoot.
Turning to the left, the den opens with two frosted glass sliding doors at the corner. This allows a greater sense of space when the doors are open, by bringing back the “wall” space Location of show home, above. Left, the bright bedroom. separating the central living space.
The den has enough room for a fold-out couch to host guests, while providing an otherwise spacious home office.
Next to the den, the central kitchen features integrated cabinetry, giving the space a clean, tidy feel. Countertops are made of white Corian, a solid surface that’s durable and easy to maintain. On the wall side of the kitchen, the sink is next to the flat-top electric range. A white tile backsplash maintains the brightness of the area. Ample lower drawers have tab pulls while upper cabinets open upward.
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The island is lit by three lens-shaped pendant lights. An interesting feature in the island is a square that lifts out of the centre of the counter, revealing a box below. It could be a handy place to tuck away often used kitchen items, such as place settings or napkins, or, it could be used to hold an array of fruit or a vase of flowers.
The outside of the island offers two shallow shelves, useful for presenting objets d’art or glass vases.
The island extends to provide seating for four.
Next to the kitchen is the great room, with floor-to-ceiling windows and enough space for matching love seats or a configuration of four seats. A door opens onto the balcony, where a barbecue can be located.
Next to the great room is the entrance to the master bedroom, which also looks out over the balcony. Again, sliding doors increase the usable space. Flanking the entrance to the bathroom from the master bedroom are two closets, each with floor-to-ceiling sliding panels to maximize space usage.
The bathroom has a tall rectangular sink with a built-in shelf to one side and a drain hidden under a raised panel in the bottom of the sink. There is plenty of cabinet space for towels and sundries in this room. The bathtub includes a rain-head shower.
The bathroom has two entrances, one from the master bedroom and another from the kitchen. This entrance has a short hall, with a closet for a stacked washer/dryer to one side and a storage/ broom closet to the other. Adding elegance to these closets are the tall, narrow double doors. They are easier to navigate around should they be left ajar.
Each unit comes with an underground parking stall and a storage locker.
The kitchen and great room are seen in the Verve show suite by FRAM + Slokker in East Village.