2975 Oak Street

The Van Arsdel apartments were built in 1928, designed by Townley & Matheson (who also designed City Hall and the Stock Exchange, among many other projects).

The building featured poured concrete walls with applied decoration, so it still looks very much as built. In the 1940s the name was changed to the Santa Fe; now a Heritage Revitalisation Agreement has saved the façades, with an eleven storey midrise tower added to the site.

The project was designed by CEI Architecture for Aquilini Developments.

It stays as rental, and the number of apartments has increased from 14 to 50.

Recently completed, there’s some added colour in the spandrel glazing on the tower.

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