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Press Kit | no. 2185-06

Press release only in English

La Dolce Vita 

Toronto, Canada

Audax

A view inside the home of one of Canada’s leading plastic surgeons

Toronto, Canada, 2019-01-11 - 

When one of Canada’s leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Jamil Asaria (a married, father of three), selected Audax to oversee the design of his new home, he had never contemplated Audax’s bold proposal that the home be built above his plastic surgery clinic.  However, Dr. Asaria and his wife immediately appreciated the unique opportunity presented by Audax, and enthusiastically accepted the proposal to convert the second floor into a living space.

 

Influenced by Milanese design, the interior features a luxurious open concept layout in the 4200 square-foot space. All the comforts of a traditional family house are enjoyed on the single-floor family home, including a formal foyer & dining room, an open concept kitchen & living room, a (tucked away) butler’s kitchen, four bedrooms, three washrooms, and an outdoor patio. The homeowners also enjoy a private entrance and an elevator with direct access to their clinic below.

 

The design includes a rich palette of materials, including brass, marble, walnut, and plush textiles. Audax’s very own custom Donatello Console is featured in the formal dining room along with rialto navy Jonathan Adler dining-room chairs and a rosewood dining room table. The living room features a double-sided fireplace with marble mantle together with Restoration Hardware sofas and chairs, and custom-made cushions. The powder room includes a gold umbrella hex tile coupled with a textured gold wallpaper and custom fabricated marble vanity. The dramatic master ensuite showcases a striking burled elm wood wall in a high gloss piano finish with Grand Antique black marble.

 

The design of each space is unique and luxurious, and features a mix of traditional and modern elements. The traditional wall paneling is set against a contemporary-styled walnut kitchen and integrated breakfast banquette. The master bedroom includes a modern take on a traditional Italian tapestry with the use of Armani Casa wallpaper on the bed wall against a shagreen headboard and nightstands from Restoration Hardware.

   

For images of the ground floor clinic, refer to press release no: 2185-05


Design Team

Architecture/Interior Design: Audax

Custom Furnishings: Audax

Client Name: Dr. Jamil Asaria

Location: Toronto, Canada

Project Manager: Den Bosch + Finchley

Project End Date: 2018


Photographer: Erik Rotter


About Audax

Founded in 2007, Audax is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with expertise in the luxury real estate market, and a strong focus on high-end residential design. Under the design leadership of Gianpiero Pugliese, Audax’s projects are diverse in design style. The firm’s work is motivated by Human Architecture, a design approach developed by the studio that combines the best elements of traditional architecture with a modern aesthetic.

 

By offering both architecture and interior design services, Audax provides a holistic approach to design that balances the technical, aesthetic, and functional objectives of a project. The results of this combined expertise are buildings and interior spaces with a clearly articulated design language and a seamless integration between its architecture, interior design and décor.

 

About Gianpiero Pugliese, Founding Principal, B.A., M.Arch., O.A.A.

Leading all architectural and interior design activities at Audax, Gianpiero has a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He also studied design at the Venice Institute of Architecture in Italy. Prior to founding Audax, Gianpiero worked as a project architect responsible for the design of numerous large scale, mixed-use developments throughout North America.

 

His current work at Audax explores the relationship between traditional design principles and the modern aesthetic. This approach, which he coined as Human Architecture, aims to bring the tactile, relatable and human-scaled elements that were lost during the Modern period back into contemporary design. The results of using this approach are buildings and interior spaces that appeal to those who admire the warmth and detailing of traditional architecture but also appreciate modern design.

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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Foyer: Nero Marquina and Bianco Crism custom floor.  - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Foyer: Nero Marquina and Bianco Crism custom floor. 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design -  Dining Room: Jonathan Adler rialto navy chairs with brass frames and polished rosewood dining room table with antique brass base. Restoration Hardware chandelier with Audax custom-designed Donatello console.  - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Dining Room: Jonathan Adler rialto navy chairs with brass frames and polished rosewood dining room table with antique brass base. Restoration Hardware chandelier with Audax custom-designed Donatello console.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Main Living Room: Restoration Hardware swivel chairs and tufted red sofa with custom-made pillows. Book-matched polished marble (Silver Galaxy) fireplace mantle. Minotti coffee table. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Main Living Room: Restoration Hardware swivel chairs and tufted red sofa with custom-made pillows. Book-matched polished marble (Silver Galaxy) fireplace mantle. Minotti coffee table.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Main Living Room: Restoration Hardware tufted red sofa and love seat with custom-made pillows. Minotti Coffee Table. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Main Living Room: Restoration Hardware tufted red sofa and love seat with custom-made pillows. Minotti Coffee Table.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Main Living Room: Detail - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Main Living Room: Detail
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Hallway: Wall Sconce - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Hallway: Wall Sconce
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Powder Room: Gold Umbrella Hex wall tile with Noir Saint-Laurent custom vanity and brass plumbing fixtures. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Powder Room: Gold Umbrella Hex wall tile with Noir Saint-Laurent custom vanity and brass plumbing fixtures.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Living and Breakfast Area: Open Concept Space. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Living and Breakfast Area: Open Concept Space.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Kitchen: Book-matched Fior di Pesco marble back-splash with an integrated island breakfast banquette.  - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Kitchen: Book-matched Fior di Pesco marble back-splash with an integrated island breakfast banquette. 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design -  Kitchen: Subzero stove with a polished brass hood. Fior di Pesco Marble. Walnut and blue laminate cabinetry.   - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Kitchen: Subzero stove with a polished brass hood. Fior di Pesco Marble. Walnut and blue laminate cabinetry. 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Butler's Pantry: Blue laminate cabinetry accented by a walnut appliance garage. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Butler's Pantry: Blue laminate cabinetry accented by a walnut appliance garage.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Office: Nuvolette Wallpaper by Fornasetti, walnut millwork and leathered marble desk. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Office: Nuvolette Wallpaper by Fornasetti, walnut millwork and leathered marble desk.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Master Ensuite: Burled elm wood wall in a high gloss piano finish with Grand Antique black marble. - Photo credit:  Erik Rotter 
Master Ensuite: Burled elm wood wall in a high gloss piano finish with Grand Antique black marble.
Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Master Ensuite:  Grand Antique black marble double vanity with brass fixtures. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Master Ensuite:  Grand Antique black marble double vanity with brass fixtures.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Master Ensuite: Detail  - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Master Ensuite: Detail 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Master Bedroom: Armani Casa wallpaper with Bordeaux red drapes.  - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Master Bedroom: Armani Casa wallpaper with Bordeaux red drapes. 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Master Bedroom: Armani Casa wallpaper, Restoration Hardware shagreen nightstand and bed. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Master Bedroom: Armani Casa wallpaper, Restoration Hardware shagreen nightstand and bed.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Walk-in Closet: Custom walk-in closet with center island jewelry display and  satin finish brass handles.  - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Walk-in Closet: Custom walk-in closet with center island jewelry display and  satin finish brass handles. 
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Children's Bathroom: Jack and Jill ensuite with white oak vanity. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Children's Bathroom: Jack and Jill ensuite with white oak vanity.
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Press kit | 2185-06 - Press release | La Dolce Vita - Audax - Residential Interior Design - Children's Bedroom: Fornasetti wallpaper by Cole and Son. - Photo credit: Erik Rotter 
Children's Bedroom: Fornasetti wallpaper by Cole and Son.
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