Domiciles Desireable Davenport Model in the Radcliffe

 COMING SOON THE WEEK OF MAY 3RD  photos and pictures to follow

Great Urban Condo that is Spacious, Modern

and  is Pet Friendly

Close to everything – it’s a tremendously desirable location, being near the Arboretum and Dow’s Lake., LRT down that street .Little Italy- Carling Ave etc….

 

1220 sq ft plus large terrace on 5th floor of Low rise by Dows Lake and in the thriving West Centertown Hood. Asking $539,900.

Summer nights strolling the streets of Little Italy stopping at the cafes and gelato shops that line the main street you are transformed to a charming European lifestyle

A few minutes walk from your spacious 1220 sq ft Suite in Domiciles Radcliffe thru the rapidly developing area of West Centre town. The apartment has so much to offer, whether it be the oversized “loft style’ windows, the quality  wood floors, the gas fireplace,  the 9.4 high ceilings or the versatile floor plan that allows for either a separate dining room or a den . Two bedroom   suites  with lots of  storage as well as 2 full bathrooms . Designed with bedrooms that provide privacy from the main rooms. The richly appointed kitchen  with eating island overlooks the main living area and open to the terrace.

The private terrace overlooks the town homes and the cityscape. Located at the rear north east corner allows a quiet lifestyle away from noise of traffic.

The den is just to the left of the kitchen  and is an ideal area ( if not needed as a office ) to use as a dining room with a banquet style seating.

While only a few minutes walk to the Dow’s Lake area and parkland . So many choices for a great lifestyle or just enjoy a wonderful no hassle condo lifestyle . Underground parking and bike racks. Grab your bike and go to the Parkdale Market or bike along the Canal to Landsdowne – Its a wonderful life!

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Investment Opportunity -Hard to find 3 unit income building

KNOCK KNOCK- Whose there!- Opportunity Is  Knocking.

This huge 3 unit income property on the corner of Hartington Place and Gilmour St is a property that while requiring some further updating, will only increase in value due to its size and location. Good tenants in place.
With renovated 3 unit buildings selling for over 1.3 million in the area- this will be a good investment for either the pure income investor or the owner live in. Each unit is large and brings in an income of over $50,000 presently.
Main floor apartment is 2 levels with a bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor. All units spacious and second floor is fully updated as well as the main floor kitchen. flat roof, windows recently done.
No pictures to respect the tenants privacy. Details to follow showings start April 1st. Call now to book a viewing.

Address: 104 Gilmour St. Priced at $839,000.00

 

 

 

 

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NEW EDINBURGH CONDO- 21 DURHAM PRIVATE

1376 sq.ft at $489.000.00 in the lovely New Edinburgh area near the Governor Generals grounds. 

This low rise condo building is hard to beat for space and location. Part of the exclusive Governors Gate development that is surrounded by mature landscaping and a lovely water pond and waterfall feature .

This main floor garden apartment offers 1347 sq.ft of sun filled  well designed living space. It is the Bedford model and sq. ft does not include terrace sq.ft .

The floor plan allows for a huge entrance way that is an ideal desk or library area . The open living room and dining room has walls of windows , door to the front south facing terrace and good sized for entertaining.

The kitchen while older is 12 x 10 with a window and space for a breakfast table.

A huge master suite with a door to the front terrace a walk in closet and double closet as well as a 6 piece bathroom. There is another bedroom with a 3pc bathroom .

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CRAZY HOME SALES IN TO !

The Essentials
  • Address: 139 Christie St. on the cusp of Seaton Village and Christie pitts
  • lot 17.17 x 130
  • Listing price: $499,000
  • Time on the market: 6 days
  • Selling price: $988,018

This small, worn-out bungalow right near Christie Pits just sold for almost exactly double the asking price. Listed on the market at $499,000, it was snatched up for $988,018 just six days later. On paper that sounds nuts, but given property values in the area, this one was clearly priced to sell quickly.

 

69 Muriel – Toronto  Greektown

Ask $679,900.00

Sell: $1,050,000.

Lot   20 x 78 ft

It’s a sign of what little $1-million now buys in Toronto’s soaring housing market – a tear-down home on a skinny lot fetching a premium price in a neighbourhood known for its blue-collar roots.

Last week, the detached bungalow with an asking price of $679,900 in the Greektown neighbourhood on Toronto’s east side attracted a bidding war.

This tiny Toronto house sold for $370,000 over asking (The Globe and Mail)

The front yards in the area, near the major intersection of Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue, are often taken up by parking pads barely large enough to hold a car. Some properties have a small patch of grass that residents on the Prairies would scoff at for being a poor excuse for a lawn.

A million-dollar property is far from luxury in Toronto.

The sellers of 69 Muriel Ave. have owned their home for a half-century. They listed their property on Jan. 23, and began accepting offers on Feb. 1. “Attention builders, contractors, renovators and envisioners,” the listing blared. “Don’t miss out on this chance to build a fabulous new home.” For good measure, the feature sheet added: “With front pad parking!”

On Feb. 2, after only 10 days on the market, the bungalow built in 1912 sold for an astonishing $1,050,000.

In 1966, the owners paid $10,000 for their modest abode. Adjusted for inflation, it works out to roughly $73,000 today.

The residence had an assessed value of $443,000 on Jan. 1, 2012, and $645,000 on Jan. 1, 2016, according to Municipal Property Assessment Corp.

Multiple bidders competed for the tear-down on a tiny lot measuring 20 feet wide by 78 feet deep. The winning bid emerged 54 per cent above the list price and caught industry observers by surprise – $370,100 higher than the asking price.

partly taken from the Globe and Mail business section.

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Canal -Golden Triangle Rental- Now Rented

Interior photos coming soon.

Looking for Space -Light- Location and a Great Building!

Well you found it. 130 Queen Elizabeth Drive offers 1600 sq ft of living space with 2 plus a den-guest room. Three balconies provide wonderful outside areas  with Canal vistas and urban treetop vies.

Lovely large main rooms that are ideal for entertaining and an over sized eat in kitchen.

The apartment has been totally revamped to include wood floors, two new luxury bathrooms, fully repainted, new fixtures and appointments  and a kitchen redo.

Asking 2,900 per month- 2 year lease available

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I hope you Dance- The Chance to Dance Foundation

As some may know I sponsor dance programs at the NAC  and I feel very fortunate to be in the position to do so.  I thought that maybe there was an organization that helped children and families  that were interested in dance but did not have the means to pursue their young  dreams. I know the smallest of giftscan change a child’s life.

I know there is very little help financially for small arts organization in Ottawa and how hard it is to obtain any grants or funding so I went looking.

I came across this:

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Well I picked up the phone and called . I spoke in some detail to Janice Crowe about the trials and tribulations of fundraising for small organizations especially in the arts.

To the extent that funds are available, The Chance to Dance Foundation uses money it receives for:

  • Applications for financial support from people who can’t afford dance lessons for their children, otherwise, and who wish to enroll them in a program at a certified dance studio of their choice
  • Community dance programs provided free of charge at community centers or wherever we can find space close to neighborhoods where children may have difficulty accessing dance programs due to lack of funds or poor dance program availability
  • Scholarships to provide financial support for older children who wish to pursue competitive or pre-professional programs
  • Financial support in pursuit of certification and teaching opportunities for older children who wish to teach dancing

So after watching this video, set to one of my favorite songs,and speaking with Janice, I gave with no hesitation and I hope to do more.

To the children and young adults who are trying to follow their dreams and continue to work against the odds  – Bravo !

 

 

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Tis the Season….

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Another year is almost behind us and  this year we have donated to a few new organizations.This is one of them.

I usually try to find a few that are not on the Radar screen of many people and this year as I was surfing the net I got a note from a very dear client who has just joined the board of Dress for Success. I could write something but it is best said from their web site. Whether it is money or clothing or volunteering this is a wonderful cause and provides a future for so many women and families .

“THESE WOMEN RESPECTED ME, THEY DIDN’T JUDGE. IT’S WHAT I REALLY NEEDED IN MY LIFE AT THAT TIME. “
—PAT, OTTAWA, CANADA

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The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Since opening our doors in January 2011, Dress for Success Ottawa has provided support to 1000 women. What these women have in common is that they want to work and are ready to make positive change for themselves and their families. But, through challenging circumstances, they may have forgotten, or may never have known, that they are important, valuable members of our community who have a lot to offer potential employers. Dress for Success suits women for employment, from the inside out.

Thank you Ellen for that timely email .

 

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WE WILL NOT FORGET

Honoring the men and woman  who have and continue to brave  their lives to protect us. To the families of these soldiers who are separated  from loved ones and deal with the aftermath that soldiers and war often brings home we honor and admire your strength.

There is no amount of gratitude to great for these people. Past , Present or Future.

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

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TWO GREAT HOMES NEWLY LISTED and SOLD IN DEC

 bignews1TWO GREAT NEW LISTINGS NEXT WEEK TO BE ANNOUNCED- stay tuned as we add to the blog .

LEBRETON FLATS: Large Townhome-Half Double. $699,000.

Sun filled living that is warmed by wood floors, high 9 ft ceilings and lovely large rooms.The main rooms combine to provide a wonderful living room-dining room of 23 ft  x 12 while the kitchen is fully and tastefully redone to today’s standards.The bedrooms are all ample sized with a huge 3rd floor master or use as an office-den. Great basement with guest room , family room-tv room and  a bathroom. A large private yard , private lane way and a quiet street . Wonderful neighbor hood for the urban executive family .

 

GLEBE  -Great Location- A Handsome Home surrounded with  Beautiful Garden and Landscaping asking 1.399,000.

Hard to beat this wonderful family home on the Avenues  with its great curb appeal, gardens and elegant but charming interiors. Exceptional main rooms flow beautifully into each other providing a perfect floor plan for both entertaining and family living. The rear of the home has had a floor to ceiling window  and door combination  which provides a sense of drama and draws the gardens into the house. The kitchen has lots of counter and cupboard space as well as a large eating area. The family room wraps around the rear of the home to the eating area ( all looking out to the yard) and has a wall of built ins . Door to pretty side screened porch. The master is richly redone ( custom cabinetry ) and the ensuite is pure luxury. The third floor provides a huge bedrooms suite or office- guest room etc….

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The garden and grounds are an oasis and fully fenced for privacy. Excellent parking.

 

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Upper Hunt Club Beauty- 2968 Sable Ridge Drive-sold

Wonderful Single Home $639,000.00_mg_1305

Home video tour:  https://vimeo.com/187211541

Upper Hunt Club Beauty both inside and out. This home shines and is inviting and warm. Ideal for families_mg_1347 _mg_1388

 

The kitchen and family room have recently been fully redone to provide a stunning area for entertaining/cooking and living space.

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_mg_1389The main floor provides a sense of openness with natural light shining in through the large windows. A “Gourmet” kitchen is open to the family room and in turn an over sized ‘statement” patio door opens to the rear yard that is thoughtfully landscaped with a large patio sitting area.

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Gleaming hardwood floors , a fireplace, richly appointed cabinetry and granite counter accent the areas. Upstairs are 4 generously sized bedrooms including a large master suite . The master includes a 5pc ensuite bathroom and lots of storage and cupboard space.

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The lower level has been finished and provides an ideal area to “hang out ” in for informal entertaining and family living.Approx 2190 sq.ft to enjoy in a quality Minto built residence.

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