The original design concept was inspired by perhaps the brownstones of New York and other great cities where the streetscape is enriched by a façade that provides some rhythm on the street with some variety of architectural detail to enrich the experience of walking by the homes.
The development addresses the lower scale of the homes on Allan Street by providing a façade on that street that looks and feels like one of the other residential homes that form part of the context in which the development is found.
At street level each individual unit has a private street level garden that further enhances the sense of entry into both the private units and the common entry lobbies.
The entry lobbies themselves have been split into four different entry points thus providing a greater sense of privacy for each grouping of units.
The unique aspect of this development is that while it reads as a series of vertical townhomes it actually functions as a series of one-floor flats, thus offering a living experience without stairs, and with private terraces, increased unit widths and private access to individual units.
The use of limestone and brick on the façade with richly detailed moulding and crowns and cornices presents a richness at the street level that sets this development apart from others.
Its location within a strong and identifiable residential neighbourhood sets this apart from the more urban settings found in the centre of the Olde Oakville village which have limited views of greenspace.
Bill Hicks, Principal
Hicks Design Studio
Elevator Lobby 1: Units 101, 102, 201, 202, 301
Elevator Lobby 2: Units 103, 104, 203, 204, 302
Elevator Lobby 3: Units 105, 106, 205, 206, 303
Elevator Lobby 4: Units 107, 207, 208, 304, Fitness Studio
Note: Column locations, garbage room configurations, parking stall widths, final storage locker location, thickness of walls, etc. are subject to change based on final structural details still to be developed.
Dimensions, specifications, layouts and materials are approximate only and subject to change without notice. E.&O.E. Actual usable floor space may vary from slated floor area. Balcony and/or Terrace is approximate and not included in net suite area. November 2016.