Sometimes, when the Universe is in sync, and the stars are aligned, everything you do just falls into place. And sometimes, you need to work hard to attain perfection!
When the principals of UrbanQuest, Toronto’s most iconic and creative boutique real estate developers first saw the site of THE ROSE CLUB, on Roselawn, just a few blocks from Toronto’s most desirable location of Yonge and Eglinton, they fell in love with the possibilities it presented them.
Glenmorris Cohen, (Urban), an internationally acclaimed architect from South Africa and his partner Vivienne Ziner (most definitely “Quest!), who grew up in this desirable area known as North Toronto, knew they wanted to create an incredible “community-in-a–neighbourhood” … and that this property was the perfect location to do so.
And now, here it is.
One block away from Yonge, two blocks away from Avenue Road, THE ROSE CLUB presents the best of all worlds, a private and exclusive enclave of serenity situated mere minutes from the bustle of the cosmopolitan hub of Yonge and Eglinton, bursting with shops, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs.
Having just completed their revolutionary development at College and Shaw, where they created two highly desirable developments on one site, DeZine at 456 Shaw and The Jaedon Mews, Ziner and Cohen knew they wanted to create something extraordinary and world class.
And they have!
Taking the best elements of their College and Shaw development, where they divided the property into four quadrants, UrbanQuest has once again divided the twelve magnificent homes at THE ROSE CLUB into four quadrants. Doing so, allows for eight of the homes to become semis, as opposed to just a row of townhomes. This allows for even more light and further privacy.
THE ROSE CLUB has situated these quadrants around a private community courtyard, taking the best elements of Europe and finessing it into an easy Canadian life style. The Rose Garden Courtyard allows for neighbours to have a place to “meet and greet”, children to ride their bikes in a safe and private area and a “community –in-a- neighborhood” vibe to emerge.
And while we’re on the subject of exercise, biking and sports, just a few seconds away is the huge and spectacular Eglinton Park, with its fully equipped Community Centre (swimming pools, classes and ice rinks included!) where soccer clubs, exercise classes and other clubs abound.
THE ROSE CLUB has three different styles, as defined by their location: CLUB EAST, CLUB WEST and CLUB NORTH. CLUB EAST has wide/shallows (20 feet wide), CLUB WEST (also 20 feet wide) are the largest homes and overlook the lovely gardens on Roselawn, and CLUB NORTH is located on Roselawn Avenue. In addition, there is one “anomaly” home which is double width and is over 3000 feet! All homes are freehold, with a small common element fee to cover communal expenses, (the garage area, the courtyard, the paths and “valet” garbage service!) and they are all three storey plus basement and range in size from 2300 to 3000 square feet. Some homes can also accommodate elevators.
The elevation of THE ROSE CLUB is spectacular! Dramatic, exciting, contemporary yet warm, the materials include huge glazed aluminum windows and sliding doors, beautiful imported phenolic wood panels that are virtually maintenance free, striking black equitone fibre cladding panels and modern light coloured masonry.
Each home has access to the private Rose Garden Courtyard, and features its own private enclosed garden, terrace and balcony. Furthermore, each home has been designed with its own unique Glass Box in the Garden Room on its main floor! UrbanQuest has always been THE innovative boutique developer in Canada. When asked about what differentiates them from others, the UrbanQuest response is: “What differentiates UrbanQuest? Our desire to achieve excellence in everything we create, Innovative and beautiful designs, Creative and exceptional materials, Exciting and dramatic homes, Bespoke attention to detail and a commitment to those who trust us to deliver their dream home. That is UrbanQuest.
Qualities that are Uniquely UrbanQuest include the Master Penthouse Playground (TM pending), designed as the ultimate “getaway/ staycation”. A magnificent master bedroom, private living room/study, walk in closets, a private balcony and the famous UrbanQuest “En Spa “(TM pending) with a gorgeous stand-alone bathtub, imported designer vanities, huge separate shower- and a private enclosed toilet. Some homes are designed to have a Master Suite that starts on the second floor- giving the space and feeling of a sophisticated loft.
There are homes that have been designed to have their Master Penthouse Playground available on the second floor as well. Or, the other choice is for the second floor to have two beautiful bedrooms, a full bathroom, an outdoor terrace -and some even have their laundry here.
The main floor is designed for maximum lifestyle- magnificent finishes, easy and comfortable design, low maintenance- the ultimate recipe for fabulous living!
Spectacular and sleek kitchens, Eco- friendly and imported from Italy, top-of- the-line imported appliances, (such as Liebherr 36” refrigerators), exquisite quartz counter tops with matching backsplashes are just the tip of all that UrbanQuest provides as Standard.
The main floor is designed to highlight an incredible hearth featuring a “slick and sexy” ethanol fireplace that serves as the home’s exceptional focal point. Premium quality materials like high grade, extra thick engineered hardwood flooring, a plethora of square LED spotlights, state-of the art oversized tiles and ten foot ceilings all contribute to a unique and iconic home.
At THE ROSE CLUB, even the basement levels have high ceilings, light wells and living spaces. Each home comes with its own parking spot and additional parking is a possibility.
Vivienne Ziner and Glen Cohen worked relentlessly to ensure that their vision, the integrity of this truly exceptional development, another spectacular “urban community” by UrbanQuest, came to fruition.
“THE ROSE CLUB is named for my mother, Rose Ziner. She was an incredible woman. She was beautiful, powerful, impressive and elegant. This development, THE ROSE CLUB does her honour.” says Vivienne Ziner.
They fought to ensure the creation of this iconic and timeless development – and now it is happening.
That says it all…