True to Form

A family space designed with all of the amenities of a house, while offering the conveniences of an apartment

Photography by Erik Rotter


View of open concept living and dining space.


Private elevator access to foyer in Nero Marquina and Statuario marble stone inlaid floors.


Symmetrical living room design features blue velvet sofas with the Fibonacci coffee table and a marble clad two way fireplace.


Open concept dining room flooded with natural light. The Raphael dining chairs in emerald green paired with the Vasari dining table flank the communal eating space elegantly.


Wire brushed oak veneer kitchen cabinets with smoked oak herringbone floors.


Winter garden with windows closed laid with Mutina azulej tiles by Patricia Urquiola.


Master bedroom blends muted grays with gold accents and blush pink Evelyn chair.


Master ensuite designed in the transitional style.


Contemporary boy's bedroom in muted tones of gray and cream.

The home of Audax principal, Gianpiero Pugliese in Canada feels very much like one of the company's signature interior designs.

Married with two children, Pugliese and his wife began to look for something different from the standard Toronto house when searching for a new home to meet their growing family's needs. Without wanting to give up their downtown lifestyles, they purchased a floor of a commercial building with the vision of converting it into a family-friendly home.

The interior layout was modeled after a New York style apartment to include all the comforts of a house, including a formal foyer, three bedrooms, two washrooms, an open-concept living, kitchen and dining room, and a generously sized laundry. Their family also enjoy direct access to their unit from the street with a private elevator.

The interior design features a harmonious mix of modern and traditional elements. To create a warm and cozy base, they selected a herringbone wood floor and traditional door casing, trim and hardware. The traditional envelope is then layered with modern luxuries, including a sleek and contemporary-styled kitchen and modern Italian-inspired furniture. Many of the pieces used in the home are from Audax's very own furniture collection, including the Evelyn armchair, Vasari dining table, Raphael dining chair and the Donatello console.

A winter garden was also designed in this unit, which is an enclosed living room with operable windows on two sides. This is a unique and coveted amenity to have in the heart of the city. When the windows are opened in the summertime, the living space is converted into a covered terrace. This allows the family to enjoy a private open-air space in lieu of a backyard, which can also be used year-round as indoor space.

True to form, Pugliese home have a peculiar poetry that jibes with the overall spirit and allure of the company's work articulated with the fruits of his labors on display throughout the apartment.