The Main Lobby entrance from Alderney Drive features extended height ceilings and full height glazing designed to maximize views of the Harbour and bring in natural light. A custom feature screen crafted from metal and specialty glazing separates the Mail Room from the Lounge. Subtle hues of blue within the glass are a nod to the buildings location directly across from the Harbour. A full height “onyx” porcelain tile finish wall with metal accents and an integrated Electric Fireplace offers welcoming warmth as residents pass through to the large Elevator Lobby and on to the Suites. Contemporary furnishings are designed to allow comfortable seating while residents wait for guests or a taxi. Other features within the Lobby are oversized entry doors pulls and wood finish mullions, designed to distinguish The Avery’s entrance from the shared vestibule space; large scale porcelain tile floor in a contemporary pattern; silk textured vinyl wall covering; full height contemporary drapery; full height wood finish portals connecting residents to the secure Fitness Room and adjoining Elevator Lobby; and up-lit coffered ceilings throughout to emphasize the Lobby’s height.
FITNESS ROOM AND SAUNA
The Fitness room at The Avery was designed to maximize the mix of cardio and strength training equipment, and create a user-friendly and comfortable atmosphere for all levels of fitness. An infrared sauna will be included in fitness room as an added benefit to promote overall health and wellness. Roller Shades are located at the exterior glazing to provide privacy when desired, and to prevent the west facing space from overheating in the afternoon sun. A custom built-‐in cabinet with a stone countertop allows users to have a place to drop their keys, towels, or water bottles while they work out, and storage below conceals paper towel storage and waste disposal. Indirect lighting via drywall light coves above reduces the amount of direct lighting that may shine into a user’s eyes should they be stretching on the floor, or laying on a weight bench looking upwards. A contemporary woven vinyl floor was used to provide stability for the equipment, provide sound absorption, and add visual interest to differentiate itself from other Condominium Fitness rooms in Halifax Dartmouth area. Light wood finishes, soft grey walls, and translucent blue glass doors that lead you into the space, are all designed to be calming while users are active within the space.
The Avery Common Room was designed to be an extension of the residents’ private space. The layout mimics an actual suite, with a fully functional Kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, a full size stone finish island, a coat closet, lounge space, and dining area. Residents can use the space to host dinners, entertain larger groups or to hold meetings. Contemporary furniture with durable fabrics are designed to withstand wear and tear from frequent use, and the island stools and dining chairs are easily brought over to the lounge space for additional seating. Contemporary finishes include wide plank engineered hardwood floors, wood finish custom cabinetry, stone countertop and island with a waterfall edge, contemporary hardware for the coat closet and cabinetry, pale grey silk textured wallcovering, full height sheer draperies, stainless steel open shelving, and extra tall wood finish baseboards.
SUITES (LIVING AREA)
Standard features for the Residential Suites at The Avery include 10’ smooth finish tray ceilings in the Living Space and Bedrooms; engineered hardwood throughout the living spaces including the Kitchens and Foyers, expansive glazing at the balconies; Bedroom and Bathroom doors with satin nickel contemporary levers; a 5” beveled profile paint finish baseboard and matching 3” casing. Upgraded features in the Living Space include a partial height vein-cut travertine fireplace feature wall with a matching mantle and hearth and integrated contemporary electric fireplace; a wide plank engineered hardwood floor; and a quartz finish Island with a waterfall edge.
Custom designed Kitchens are standard for the Residential Suites at The Avery, with a matching custom surround to frame and highlight the millwork. Standard kitchens feature slab finish contemporary doors with stainless steel hardware. An accent cabinet finish is used for the integrated open shelf and on the front side of the Island to add a visual break and interest to the overall length of the cabinetry. An undermount double bowl stainless steel sink with polished chrome pull out faucet, 30”w stainless steel appliances, and a granite or quartz stone topped island also come standard. Upgraded features include a shaker style cabinet door with an upgraded quartz finish countertop and matching backsplash. The Island also features the same upgraded quartz with a waterfall edge. A custom upgrade millwork panel finish conceals the 30” integrated fridge and 24” dishwasher. An upgraded slide in range and over the counter microwave are also available.
All standard Bedrooms at The Avery have 10’ high smooth finish tray ceiling with standard broadloom carpet. Upgraded finishes include a wide plank engineered hardwood floor.
SUITES (MASTER ENSUITE)
The Avery Standard Master Ensuite features a double vanity with polished chrome modern vanity lights for optimal lighting. The vanity, like with the Kitchen millwork, is a mix of standard slab style contemporary cabinet doors and accent cabinet doors and frame surround. Deck mount sinks with single lever faucets, and high efficiency toilets are also standard. Standard floors and shower walls are designed with a contemporary stack bond pattern rectangular porcelain tile, with a matching tile base. An oversized 3’ x 6’ shower with a contemporary door pull and shower controls are also standard. With smooth finish tray ceilings and generous floor space, the Ensuites are designed to feel luxurious, even as a standard. Upgraded finishes include Shaker style vanity cabinetry.