Located in the heart of Toronto, at the edge of the most prized Rosedale and Summerhill neighbourhoods, Shaftesbury 48 by Ancerl Studio in collaboration with CLN Development and JORG, captures the imagination with its timeless elegance inspired by Paris’ Hausmann apartments.
Project Name: Shaftesbury
Studio name: Ancerl Studio
Completion Date: 2020
Building Levels: 4
Location: Toronto, Canada
Visitors are charmed as they start their journey in the artful foyer and spacious vestibule. Featuring extensive, emotive detailing such as the decorative crown mouldings, and the smoked French white oak floors laid throughout in a herringbone pattern, the seductive property reveals its modernized classic finishes as one meanders.
As a centre stage for the most exclusive of dinner parties, the high-contrast dining room shines as a beacon of glamour piercing the traditional facade with a modern edge. The kitchen, dedicated to the culinary arts, features all top-tier integrated appliances and is softly lit by sculptural sconces and crystalline custom pendants floating above the reflective marble island and its waterfall edge. With a marble backsplash reaching an impressive 20 feet high and up to 30 feet ceilings, the dramatic entertainment space will have guests gush over its luxurious exuberance.
Framed by a bronze cased archway, the living room hosts the most intimate gatherings and leads to the lush backyard. It features a comfortable settee and side chairs, a gallery wall of black-and-white fashion photographs and a seamlessly integrated TV cabinet above a bespoke fireplace.
When accessing the upper levels through the grand staircase, guests will instantly appreciate the home’s classic appeal through its intricate bronze railing and extensive wall panelling. While the second floor hosts two comfortable guest bedrooms, the top level is devoted entirely to the Principal’s living quarters. The tone-on-tone bedroom exudes timeless elegance grounded by an antiqued white marble fireplace, upholstered custom headboard, and plush lounge seatings. This floor also features a walk-in dressing room and a light-filled bathroom adorned with a white gold leafed marble mosaic. Infused with refined luxury, this retreat for the senses displays heated marble floors, a deep freestanding bathtub, and a walk-in rain shower enclosed within mullioned architectural glass frames.
Fashionable “En Noir et Blanc”, Shaftesbury 48 by Ancerl Studio is a journey of rhythmic discovery by classical design notes performed in a contrasting juxtaposition of sumptuous materials.
Focused on creating profound spatial experiences, Ancerl Studio is a Toronto based multi-disciplinary atelier that combines architecture, landscaping, interior, and product design in a holistic cooperative statement.
Restorative or energizing, we dream and create environments that you will instantly connect with, want to explore, and enjoy together.
Driven by our passion for the human experience, we channel our learnings from decades of design-build developments and global exposure to consistently deliver connective design solutions. We tell stories expressed through emotive detailing, timeless materiality, and high-quality craftsmanship always purposeful and relevant to their historical, cultural, and geographical contexts.
Our dedication to the seamless execution of those unique design narratives enables our team to instil exceptional character to each project while delivering above-market returns for its investors.