A Breath of Fresh Air: Bellaria Residences
With crossed gold keys pinned to the lapel of his uniform, a courteous Les Clefs d’Or concierge greets me warmly with a smile and a sweep of his hands. “Welcome to Bellaria Residences, my name is Vic Geiger,” says the experienced curator, as a swanky syncopation of jazz drifts through a stunning atrium of marbled floors, stoned walls, gleaming glass and artistic expressions of the Renaissance. “It’s a lifestyle that is very pleasing, because you walk in and you feel like you’re welcomed home,” says longtime sales representative Frances Chetti.
In just a few steps, the expectations of a boutique condominium complex set in suburbia are surpassed, as the extravagance of a European hotel unfolds. “I feel like I’m waking up in The Ritz-Carlton every morning,” gushes a resident as she heads to the private women’s changing room adjacent to a state-of-the-art gym and yoga room. A feat superbly accomplished by Solmar Development Corporation, the lavish Tower 1 and Tower 2 structures of Bellaria Residences house newlyweds, young professionals and empty nesters alike, in a fairytale lifestyle with all the right trimmings.
Immaculate, sparkling passageways forward you to your sun-lit suite, fitted with nine-foot ceilings, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gourmet kitchens with breakfast bars, extended kitchen cabinets and undermount Banjo sinks fitted by Kohler Plumbing – the simplest of standards in every Bellaria suite. ““You can shop ‘til you drop, but you’re never going to find this kind of obtainable luxury in Vaughan,” says Chetti.
And since demand is growing for a hassle-free, luxury lifestyle in the heart of your hometown, the successful duo of towers will welcome two more, the third of which will debut its splendour in 2012. “Tower 3 will be slightly different, but we strongly believe in continuity and elegance,” adds Chetti.
While you’re submerged in a lifestyle fit for royalty, the fuss of tending to your garden is replaced with panoramic views of landscaped paths, charming gazebos and a branch of the Don River flowing through 20 acres of property. “It’s a rarity to find nature surrounding a condominium complex,” says Chetti. Of course, safety is a top priority for the establishment, boasting impenetrable measures such as security cameras, 24-hour gatehouse security, and a private underground parking garage for all residents. “Nobody can just get into the complex,” assures a Solmar representative.
Moving through the spotless foyers of the towers, you’ll come across hallways filled with 18th century-inspired settees and breathtaking interior design, to reach the plush carpets, expansive bar and pristine kitchen of the Party Room, where in Tower 1, the first celebration was a wedding reception. “The Party Room is booked every weekend, whether it’s for a birthday party, engagement, bridal shower or anniversary,” says a Solmar representative, as champagne flutes clink and laughter fills the air. “While residents enjoy a get-together, their children can relax in Tower 2’s Theatre Room, fitted with 12 seats and surround sound.” If you’ve merely heard or driven past the gilded domes of this enclosed community, examining its grandeur up close will bring sense to its reputation of being an outlet to the luxury end of your dreams in an uptown setting. “Bellaria Residences is a 10-star hotel,” says Chetti. “Luxury speaks to you from every inch of its space.”
With its promise to unlock the doors to a comfortable, pampered way of life, Vaughan’s first high rise, sitting in the bustling corridor of a burgeoning metropolis, is its most prestigious address.