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Designed to exude a sense of sophistication and comfort, The Cranbrooke suite at Empire Maven is a space you can envision yourself living in. That’s the feeling designer Helena Da Costa of Toronto design firm Twelveo5 kept in mind when she designed this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom penthouse suite spanning 1,692 sq.ft. on Avenue Road.


With bold pops of colour incorporated through the home’s furnishings and artwork, black hardware accents in the kitchen, and cooler wood tones grounding each room, The Cranbrooke leaves a lasting impression. “The curated finishes selected by the builder gave us the perfect backdrop to create an impactful design concept and colour scheme for the home,” says Da Costa. To complement the suite’s open-concept design ripe for entertaining, she used rugs to define the living and dining rooms. She was specific about which pieces of furniture she selected to not overshadow the home’s luxurious finishes.

The Kitchen

Tucked in from the main living area and dining room, The Cranbrooke’s kitchen is a dream to spend time in. Large windows are located just in front of the island, bringing in an abundance of natural light which illuminates the beautiful hardware, minimalist cabinets and marble countertops in the space.

The Living Room

Home to a floor-to-ceiling feature wall with a built-in fireplace, the living room is the heart of the suite, featuring a neutral palette that Helena used to incorporate bold pops of colour for design harmony. “The couch’s tweed fabric gave the room a bit of a masculine feel, balancing the Calcutta stone surrounding the fireplace which is much more of a delicate material,” she says.

The Dining Room & Terrace

The dining room was designed with the modern entertainer in mind, with ample space to host parties of ten or more. “With the terrace wrapping along the full length of the suite, the amount of daylight is maximized,” says Da Costa. “The openness of this area allows guests to move freely from the kitchen to the dining and living rooms, creating an adaptable social space.”

The Primary Bedroom & Ensuite

Radiating with luxury, the primary bedroom is an enviable part of the suite. A mix of fabrics were used to create visual interest in the room. Large enough for a dedicated seating area, this bedroom is a true retreat. With multiple windows and access to the terrace, here is where mornings or evenings will be well spent sipping on a cup of coffee or a glass of wine before bed. Both of the home’s bedrooms have large walk-in closets and luxurious marble tiles in their ensuites — a feature which isn’t found in most condos.

Shop the Look

Seneca Counter Stool, Modern Furniture.

Podium Modular Sofa, Stylegarage.

Pilar Bench, casalife.

Now’s your chance to own one of the few remaining suites available at Empire Maven. Book an appointment with us to privately tour this breathtaking suite. And if you’re looking for more design inspiration, discover Helena’s take on a timeless and contemporary home and find out which Maven design style is right for you.


*Model suite furniture — not included in price. Furniture sold separately.


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