Look at every structural detail bottom to top and you'll repeatedly see signs of a 50 to 100-year building. The very latest in construction technology has delivered an ultra low maintenance building with an incredibly low energy footprint. This is essentially residential construction built to institutional grade. It will not only generate pride and maintain its appearance but also result in lower condo fees. The reward for living at The Residence will be more than day-to-day satisfaction, it will be long-term investment value.
Here are some examples of the superior quality components:
The building's architecture is a fitting reflection of the leading edge thinking that has gone into the design. It is the marriage of building science with artful taste. It has led to an inspired selection of interior décor which projects the feeling of a timeless modern classic. The emphasis is on quality materials that will wear well and add an increased level of sophistication to the finish. The design was choreographed to bring in elements of the exterior, such as the dry stack stone, to help soften the look and lend an aura of residential warmth. The wood paneling, premium wallcovering and crown moulding on the ceilings has brought a finished look to the public areas. Both sets of elevators are stainless steel, inside and out, with stainless doors and door jams on all floors. This not only amplifies the quality but also helps to cut down on maintenance. They can be buffed annually to keep them looking new.
Your first impression is the lushly landscaped planting beds, then as you enter the spacious vestibule you are struck by the soft glow cast by the light from the frosted transom window. The bronzed glass around the mailboxes adds a touch of warmth, then your eyes drift up past the grand chandelier to the coffered ceiling with its rich dark wood panels. Finally, as you walk across the glistening ceramic floor with inlaid carpet, the dancing flames of the lobby fireplace bid you welcome. You know you are in a beautiful and friendly place. A place where residents come home to a feeling of comfort, safety and warmth. This is assured by the building's controlled-entry and its leading- edge fibre optic security system with high definition cameras at all entrances.
Just off the lobby, the elegantly appointed Library Lounge with its stone feature wall, fireplace and wood paneling offers a tranquil space for quiet reflection. If you're planning an intimate gathering, or maybe a business meeting, it's good to know that as a resident you can reserve it for that purpose. For dinner parties, it features a wet bar with spacious buffet counter and can comfortably accommodate private sit-down dining for groups of up to ten persons.
Wouldn't it be nice to entertain friends without having to deal with the mundane details? Living at The Residence provides you with that. Instead of worrying about everything in your suite being perfect, you can spend your time chatting with an onsite catering expert. The restaurant and catering service in the building is independently owned and operated, servicing the needs of the Thunder Bay Country Club, the condominium residents and as a banquet facility and fine dining restaurant for the Thunder Bay area.
You will love to drop by the Fairway Lounge, a spacious 2,200 sq. ft. facility on the 2nd floor exclusively designed for the use of residents. It is divided into three areas informally separated by attractively finished feature walls. The building's interior décor palette of whites, greys and browns strikes a timeless classic tone. As you enter the room you will be in the centre section which is a lounge for social gatherings with comfortable seating, occasional tables and a linear-flame water misting fireplace. A large wall-mounted TV/monitor is ideal for watching important games and events with friends.
The Fairway Lounge section to the east is the games area which is comfortably equipped with a pool table, card games table and wall-mounted TV/monitor. A water misting fireplace helps to set a relaxing tone. On the east wall a patio door leads to the massive outdoor terrace, which being on the 2nd floor above the golf club facilities, offers pleasing views of the golf course and racket sports complex.
The opposite end of the Fairway Lounge to the west is a perfect venue for special event gatherings. It is attractively furnished with tables and chairs, a wall-mounted TV/monitor, partial kitchen facilities, a dumb waiter to bring up catered food from the restaurant and a sit up bar counter. It is ideally suited for bridge or euchre tournaments, craft sessions or cooking classes, which could be led by a pre-recorded virtual session leader on the monitor. Your condominium social committee could come up with no end of activities for this most accommodating facility.
The fitness room on the second floor has just what you need to keep you feeling great. You have a choice of free weights, exercise bicycles, treadmills, StairMasters and Universal machines. Unlike utilitarian gym environments, yours is finished off with soft lighting, rich wood paneling and an abundance of mirrors, to help you stay focused.
The fitness room has an area separated by a privacy screen with a large monitor mounted on the opposite wall. Here you can use your smart phone or tablet to connect via Chromecast to have your yoga, Pilates or spin class app program projected onto the screen. Then just breath in and let your virtual trainer lead you through your session.
The natural sloping grade along the condominium building has lent itself beautifully to allowing residents direct access to underground parking on each of two levels. Thus, parkers on the lower level won't need to travel through two levels each time they come and go. Other underground parking conveniences include a car wash bay and the option for custom-installed electric vehicle charging facilities. In addition, outside the first level there is a safe loading zone near the elevator where residents can move items to their suite out of the way of everyday activities. Also, in winter the sidewalks leading to both the residence and commercial entrances, plus the sloping ramps to the underground parking, are heated to keep them free of snow and ice accumulations. A few more examples of living made easy at The Residence.