The Hazelton Hotel : wrought iron railing and stainless steel design in the one of the 16 residential units

Rare, $4-million Yorkville condo spans nearly 3,000 sq. ft. to include private elevator, 3 balconies and a library

wrought_iron_hazelton_hotel_unit2Rarely available, this two-bedroom, four-bathroom condo unit is now listed for sale for over $4 million, as one of the 16 residential units situated in this multi-award winning building called The Hazelton Hotel.

“The five-star hotel and condo building has had a team of renowned experts behind its creation. The respected firm of Page & Steele Architects designed this limestone building, the first floors having a red brick façade to blend in well with the existing 19th century neighbourhood houses. The upper floors step back and are a tan-coloured stucco,” says listing agent David Knox.

“The premiere custom residential builder in Toronto and Palm Beach, Florida, F. Brennan Design Build Inc. customized the finishes for the residential units. Unlike other luxury buildings in Toronto, the residential floors provide for private elevators, floor-to-ceiling windows and substantially column free space to permit virtually complete freedom of design. All public spaces such as the lobby, as well as the hotel suites were decorated and designed by well-known interior designer Yabu Pushelberg,” says Knox.

He goes on to explain how Mark McEwan, the chef of two of Toronto’s most prestigious restaurants will be in charge of the hotel’s restaurants, room service and private catering, which residents can fully enjoy.

The welcoming and sophisticated lobby features decorative metal screens and leather panelled walls, as well as a cove ceiling.

There are three meeting rooms in the building, totaling 3,400 sq. ft. of space — an event room, a 26-seat movie screening room and a private boardroom. The building also boasts a private dining room.

Other amenities include an indoor pool with imported mosaic tile, a state-of-the-art equipped fitness centre, a world-class spa, car wash, 24-hour room service, housekeeping service, 24-hour concierge, child care, pet grooming and walking, and a 24-hour house doctor.

A private elevator leads to this suite that features three balconies. The oversized entry door opens to the large foyer with a limestone floor, double closet, pot lights and a powder room. The living room has floor-to-ceilings panoramic windows with city views, a hardwood floor, a double French door walkout, pot lights and a marble fireplace with an enclave for a large-screen TV.

Combined with the living room is the dining room with a hardwood floor, pot lights, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, and a double French door walkout.

Highlight of the kitchen include a limestone floor, stone counter and centre island/breakfast bar with double sinks and task lighting, and stainless steel appliances with a gas stove top.

The adjoining breakfast area features a limestone floor, pot lights, a full wall of built-in cabinetry and shelves, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a double French door walkout to the balcony. The balcony has a wrought iron rail and planters, large enough for small trees.

The spacious master bedroom has a hardwood floor, a double French door walkout to a balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, a walk-in closet with built-in organizers, and six-piece ensuite and a four-piece ensuite.

The second bedroom has a hardwood floor, walkout to balcony and a four-piece ensuite.

There is a library with French doors, floor-to ceiling windows, two walls of built-in cabinetry and shelves, and a hardwood floor. There is also a laundry room with a walkout, and and a utility room.


New wrought iron fence for the Railyard entertainment district near Pinnacle Bank Arena

Entertainment district manager has security plan

by Nancy Hicks

wrought_iron_fence_entertainment_districtThe private developer in charge of the Railyard entertainment district near Pinnacle Bank Arena has a plan to maintain order in the state’s first entertainment district.

There will be armbands, private security guards, roving ambassadors, off-duty police and drink prices no lower than $3, explained Stefanie Warner, hired by WRK Real Estate to oversee the district.

The area encompasses two courtyards on separate blocks between buildings across the street from the arena.

WRK’s plan seems to answer many security concerns raised by Lincoln City Council members as they created the entertainment district, similar to a large sidewalk café, where more than half a dozen restaurants will share a large courtyard area.

Council members repeatedly have said they do not want the entertainment district to become another O Street, where police are often needed to maintain control near bar closing time on weekends.

A large number of college-age people are expected to live in apartments that are part of the entertainment district area and to patronize the restaurants and bars in the district.

Customers from all the restaurants will be allowed to mingle, with drinks and food, in the district.

Two courtyard areas will be separated by Canopy Street. The most prominent and likely the most-used courtyard will be called the Railyard, which will include a giant screen — called the Cube — and will be connected with 13 different businesses that serve food and drinks.

The courtyard across the street, called the Hyatt courtyard, is adjacent to the Canopy Lofts apartments, the Hyatt Hotel and two restaurants.

“There has been some confusion in the community about how this is going to work,” Warner said.

A 3-foot wrought-iron fence will mark the edge of the Railyard courtyard, she said.

People will not be allowed to leave either courtyard with drinks, aside from going onto Canopy Street during special events, when the district has gotten specific permission from the City Council to close the street.

WRK likely will be seeking its first such permission, called a special designated license, for the Oct. 5 Husker homecoming game, Warner said.

The courtyards themselves will be open to the public for the first few home games, but only a few of the restaurants will be open for business.


Prattville Founder’s Day : the orginial wrought iron fence from the Pratt family cemetery

Prattville celebrates Founder’s Day with wreath laying ceremony, downtown ‘Magic on Main’ events

by Amber Sutton

wrought_iron_fence_prattville_founder_dayCity officials and residents celebrated Founder’s Day in Prattville on Thursday with a wreath laying ceremony at Daniel Pratt’s graveside and a downtown.

The Founder’s Day events kicked off with a wreath laying ceremony in celebration of founder Daniel Pratt’s 214th birthday. During the ceremony, Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr. talked about how Pratt’s impact has made Prattville the city it is today.

“Besides creating the gin and the jobs, it’s a culture that he brought,” said Gillespie. “It’s a mindset that he started of always doing what needs to be done.”

The ceremony was followed by a “Founder’s Day Magic” festival, which featured live entertainment, crafts, shopping, a horse-drawn carriage available for rides and photo opportunities with “Daniel Pratt.”

The city also screened movie shorts and hosted a prize drawing for a piece of the orginial wrought iron fence from the Pratt family cemetery.


The wrought iron Lyman Viaduct in Colchester video

Lyman Viaduct in Colchester

It isn’t easy to do, to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But many have found a way, venturing along a pathway shared by bikers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts alike.

Through the woods of Colchester lies a portion of the Air Line State Park Trail that serves as a popular outdoor destination. The spot is known as the Lyman Viaduct . But what many don’t know is that a piece of engineering genius lies just beneath its surface.

Built in the late 1800s, the wrought-iron beast served as part of the larger railroad that cut through this land. It’s a bridge that spans 1,100 feet and towers more than 137 feet high over Dickinson Creek.

The span was so impressive that tourists would travel from the nearest train station to take in the view. But by 1912 the bridge’s open structure was thought to be unsafe and it was buried under 20 acres of sand.

You can still see bits of the original railroad poking through the surface of the trail, but even though the wonder of this long ago relic is barely visible, the view from atop is just as majestic.


Wrought iron, luxury and French Renaissance style

Luxury with a French influence

wrought_iron_luxury_french_style1Located in Carlton Woods, this massive estate is constructed in the French Renaissance style and spans more than 30,000 square feet. Lush landscaping and wooded scenery surrounds the more than 4-acre property, which includes four custom wrought iron gates and a circular, double-wide driveway.

Over 4 acres of extensive landscaping and natural woods which is fully fenced with brick columns and iron fencing. Has 4 custom wrought iron gates on the property ,2 front entrances and 2 side entrances with circular double wide Paver drives.

The interior features massively high ceilings, column structures and an open floor plan that includes a great room and custom gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and granite countertops.

The 3,000-plus square foot master bedroom exemplifies a Mediterranean tone with a sitting area as well as fireplace.

Built in 2006, the estate also offers unique bedroom suites such as a Grand Florentine showcase, Harlow Suite, an African-influenced room and VIP Suite.

Located on the second floor, a game room provides endless entertainment with a shuffleboard, pool table and access to the balcony overlooking the outer grounds.


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