Apartment living offers the carefree convenience that many people want. It is increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for individuals in urban areas throughout North America, especially with empty-nesters who are thinking about their retirement years.
A big house doesn’t fit in with their plans. Apartments account for 30 percent of all Canadian households.
This two-bedroom suite in The Starbury building, which is located off Regent St. in Sudbury, offers about 1,400 square feet of luxurious living space.
The property, built in 1989, is close to Laurentian University, Sudbury Regional Hospital, restaurants and shopping at the Four Corners, and downtown Sudbury.
The units in this building are not cookie-cutter boxes, but like all apartments they require good taste, individuality and imagination to make them into a home.
One of the secrets of moving from a house into an apartment is less is more. A lifetime collection of furniture, accessories, books and personal memoribilia just won’t fit into in a smaller space.
The placement of furniture is also important. The resident of this apartment has created a welcoming seating arrangement in the living room. She enjoyed sitting around the fireplace in her home, so one of the first things she did when she moved into the apartment was to purchase an electric unit from Spencer Furniture.
Her favourite wingback chairs were re-upholstered and accent pillows were made from the same fabric for the sofa.
Double French doors open from the living area to a cozy den/entertainment room. Natural light is provided by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to the balcony. The den could also be used as a guest room.
The main living areas have antique white broadloom and the walls have been painted in complementary warm earthtones. Ceramic floor tiles in the kitchen and foyer are easy to maintain in these high traffic areas.
The streamlined kitchen has lots of cupboards for storage and room for a kitchen table.The dining room is off the kitchen.
The apartment has two large bedrooms. The master bedroom has a private bathroom. The unit has a handy laundry room as well. Small can be beautiful.