Cascade City 271 homes in two towers 5788 Gilbert Road (tower A) and 5766 Gilbert Road (tower B) by Landa Global Properties

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Richmond’s Cascade City takes high-end inspiration

Mary Frances Hill
The Province

Cascade City

What: 271 homes, with retail space on the ground level. The 15-storey towers will stand on a narrow 87,252-square-foot site at Gilbert Road and Elmbridge Way in Richmond

Where: 5788 Gilbert Road (Tower A currently selling); 5766 Gilbert Road (Tower B, coming soon)

Developer and builder: Landa Global Properties

Residence sizes and prices: One, two and three bedrooms, 505 – 1,505 square feet; one bedroom starting from mid-$500,000s

Sales centre: 7100 Elmbridge Way, Richmond

Sales centre hours: Noon — 5 p.m., Sat — Thurs

When Geèle Soroka envisioned the interiors of Cascade City, Landa Global Properties’ new-home community in Richmond, she found inspiration in the names often associated with comfort and luxurious living.

The illustrations of the details in decor and finishes in the Cascade City suites show the simplicity of great design. “The concept was to create a luxury dream space for potential buyers,” says Soroka, the principal of Sublime Interior Design. She based the look of the dining room lighting on the styles found at Restoration Hardware, while the dining room chairs take on the flavour of the luxury brand Minotti, and the living room chairs, sofa and throw were inspired by Versace, Roche Bobois, and Hermes, respectively.

Her rendering of the lighting over the kitchen island is a thing of beauty — a conversation piece inspired by Restoration Hardware that blends traditional with contemporary style, she says.

“We selected this light fixture because of its brushed bronze tone, sleek lines and sparkly crystal spheres. It has sleek contemporary lines with a traditional colour, making it a perfect mix.”

In a kitchen, the marriage of just two tones — high-gloss light grey upper cabinets and white lower cabinets by Aster Cucine — creates a dramatic effect.

 “The high-gloss finish creates a chic look and reflects light, while smaller details in the cabinetry and the island transform their look and practical uses,” Soroka adds.

“Using finger-reveals [which allow the homeowner to see a portion of the cabinet frame] instead of cabinet hardware creates a clean and minimalist look. The side gable on the island creates the illusion of a waterfall edge that integrates into the countertop, enlarging the appearance of the island.”

In a bathroom, the Sublime team used the same tile on the wall and flooring, which gives the room a posh feel. These Italian marble-inspired tiles “give the look of luxurious marble, but offer durability. By using the tiles on the floor and walls it creates a more streamlined and clean look, enlarging the appearance of the space, and … giving the room a luxurious spa hotel feel.”

The suites are shallow, which allows for room for more windows to brighten the space and emphasize the view, says Arno Matis, principal at Arno Matis Architecture, whose firm collaborated on the development’s design with Rafii Architects.

“Efficient floor plans [give] the homeowner gets more square footage in useful, living spaces (living, kitchen, dining, bedroom) as opposed to less desirable locations (like corridors),” he says.

“The shallow tower floor plate also means units have more access to decks: Each unit has a deck that wraps the full length of the unit. As units are more shallow, decks are more generous.”

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