The Rhodes

The Rhodes Residences is the new Blackdoor Development project that honours the singularity of its buyers

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The Rhodes Residences is the new Blackdoor Development project that honours the singularity of its buyers

Torontonians are a discerning bunch. Unique in our interests, we know what we want and where to get it. And we find a lot of it at the intersection of Bathurst and Eglinton.

With its high-end restaurants, eclectic bar scene, and stunning walking trails, this distinctive stretch of the city attracts and accommodates the most customized of lifestyles. Now, with the introduction of a boutique residence, The Rhodes, Bathurst and Eglinton, offers a bespoke living experience as well.

Blackdoor Development Company, the visionaries behind The Rhodes, believe that a home must be as individual and unique as its owner. It’s a novel approach, given the sameness of much of Toronto’s condominium options.

“At Blackdoor, we eschew the idea of a stacked building with identical layouts,” notes Blackdoor Principal Noah Geist. “It may be easier to build that way, but it surely doesn’t honour the singularity of our buyers.”

As such, Blackdoor commits to building unique and curated units. At The Rhodes, 85 per cent of the suites have floorplans that are fully distinctive from one another. And somehow, Blackdoor has managed to realize its vision at an affordable price (starting at $1.4 million), and with cutting edge design.

The eight-storey, 25-unit build is a master class in modern luxury. The exterior flat-finish concrete arches, masonry pillars, and oversized black door are representative of Blackdoor’s signature aesthetic. While the spacious suites and common spaces will appeal to the most sophisticated of taste, there’s a hipness to the design… a certain rock n’ roll elegance that helps to set The Rhodes apart.

“We knew we needed The Rhodes to be functional and reliable,” says Geist. “And we also wanted it to be beautiful and inspiring and original. Ali Budd was the obvious choice for our interior designer.” Ali Budd Interiors has been making a lot of waves in the design world of late. The full-service studio commits itself to understanding and accommodating the needs of every individual client, so the synergy with Blackdoor was immediate. And with the Toronto-based team able to provide holistic design, including bespoke furniture, millwork design and fabrication, and art curation, The Rhodes looks to be a model of design excellence.

Ten-ft.-high ceilings with no bulkheads and a 1,700-sq.-ft. average unit size afforded the design team the opportunity to deliver condominium living with the dimensions of a full-sized home. Lower floor balconies and upper floor skyview terraces shine light on Ali Budd’s curated palette of materials, including Gaggeneau appliances, custom-designed cabinetry and, wide plank seven-inch engineered flooring and a host of top grade finishes.

Eighteen of the 25 units at The Rhodes will have direct-to-suite elevators, providing unmatched security and exclusivity. And with all that the neighbourhood has to offer, residents will appreciate that measure of convenience.

The Rhodes is surrounded by greenspaces and walking trails, as well as boutique shopping along Eglinton Way. Plus, the Eglinton LRT is nearly complete, so residents will have transit access to anywhere in the city.

The Rhodes truly does offer a bespoke living experience for today’s most discerning buyer.

To be among the first to learn more about The Rhodes, register now at the website.


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