COMING SOON – CIVIC HOSPITAL- House content sale Wednesday Oct 11th

A family home that has not been on the market for over 51  years, is now coming to market .

HOUSE CONTENT SALE

The content sale will be hosted this Wednesday night from 5 till 9 p.m.

http://www.abraxasottawa.com/

This is a great opportunity to live not only in a wonderful neighbourhood close to amenities galore but to redo a home to your own style and taste.

Custom built in the 60’s with a unique layout that provides huge rooms for family living and entertaining. Main floor provides an ideal area for an at home office for the professional person. The second level provides the main living space with a huge living- dining and a family room that overlooks the main living and dining room . Kitchen runs width of the house. Master suite with dressing room and en-suite as well as a private children’s level with 3 additional bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Double car garage and lovely oversized treed lot.39.50 x 144.77

Quiet crescent of  million dollar +++ homes

stay tuned for details and price

Estate conditions prevail.

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Fall in Love- Call of the Fall- ottawa

Taken from part of an article from Sept 23rd, 2017 in the Globe and Mail

I have noticed lately that Canada is being used more and more as a place to visit

In this article we are grouped with Aix-en-Provence, France, Zion National Park-Utah Kyoto, Japan and Buenos Aires . Some very fine company indeed!

As much as I loved the Mosaï Canada 150 horticultural exhibit across the Ottawa River from Parliament Hill, a nagging voice inside my head kept questioning my timing. “You picked July 2 to come here?” it asked incredulously. “What’s wrong with you?”

It had a point: Like much of the National Capital Region, Gatineau’s Jacques-Cartier Park was distractingly jammed with Canada Day revellers snapping selfies amid the 33 sculptures covered in more than 80 plant varieties. The enchanting walk-through was worth the wait in line – it cost nothing, after all – but that didn’t stop the voice from adding, “You should have come in the fall!”

Indeed, many popular destinations can be hot, hectic and hideously overpriced between late June and Labour Day. The fall, however, is another story: Crowds dissipate, temperatures moderate and prices drop on everything from hotels and tours to meals and flights. Combine this seasonal detente with new digs, dining options and diversions, and these five places are primed for crisper temperatures.

Good things may well come to those who have waited to celebrate the sesquicentennial in the country’s capital city. Along with the usual suspects – Parliament Hill tours, museum-hopping, Rideau Canal cruises and so on – most Canada 150-inspired happenings are still going strong. MosaïCanada, for instance, may become even more enchanting when its carex grasses turn from green to gold before the show ends on Oct. 15.

At the National Gallery, the 4,180- square-metre Canadian and Indigenous Galleries display nearly 800 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and decorative objects from across the country, while the Arctic Gallery at the Canadian Museum of Nature is home to more than 200 specimens and artifacts. Then there’s the Canadian Museum of History’s new Canadian History Hall, which is billed as “the largest and most comprehensive exhibition about Canadian history ever created.”

In fact, summer visitors arrived too early for two of the most compelling diversions. Starting in early October, when the fall colours of nearby Gatineau Park are typically at their peak, the Ottawa River’s Chaudière Falls will be adorned with ambient lighting and sound effects that aim to evoke the region’s Algonquin heritage. Then, on Nov. 17, the Canada Science and Technology Museum will mark its 50th anniversary by reopening after $80.5-million in repairs and upgrades.

Eat: If summer weather lingers, Ola Cocina’s street-corner patio is ideal for dining on hand-pressed tortilla-wrapped duck confit and delicate dulce de leche-dippedchurros.

Stay: Ottawa’s hotel scene was not immune to the Canada 150 effect, with downtown’s stylish and inexpensive Alt Hotel opening last year, and the upscale Andaz Ottawa Byward Market doing likewise in its namesake ‘hood.

Tip: Free tickets for daily guided tours of the Centre Block are available across from Parliament Hill at 90 Wellington St. Visitors can choose to take the elevator up the Peace Tower to see the Memorial Chamber on their own, but they still require a ticket to do so.

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Kanata Single Home – Coming Soon

Quietly located on Court

Minto built house is on a large lot ( 53.85 x 117.85) that is  close to all the wonderful amenities this area has to offer.

Bright and sunny with main floor powder room and eat in kitchen , Living room and dining room are accented by hardwood floors . Three good sized bedrooms and a full  room comprise the second floor. The basement has a rec room and lots of good storage. Furnace 2012. Roof 2016 Freshly painted and cleaned -ready for a new owner.

 

The CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE

DONT FORGET THIS SUNDAYS GRAND PARADE

ottawacapitalpride.ca    for all the week long events

Pride Parade

This year’s most colourful and high-profile annual event promises to be even bigger, better and more inclusive than ever!

More than a hundred businesses, service organizations and allied community groups will set out from Gladstone and Bank and march through this village, showing just how colourful they can be! Line the streets and show your pride! After, be sure to join us at the Community Fair!

 

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COMING SOON- SANDY HILL BEAUTY

Newly Listed

With  thoughtful renovations, this freehold  townhouse provides space and elegance galore. Providing a unique home in  a prime location. Care was taken to preserve the historic character of this beautiful home while incorporating  modern amenities.  Hardwood floors, rich crown tiered moldings , recessed lighting, and 10 high ceilings with period trim throughout this rare heritage residence. Ideally situated in the Sandy Hill Historic District, this picturesque home is convenient to transit and celebrated shopping and dining destinations, including The Byward Market and the renowned Signatures Restaurant just a few minutes walk away . As well walk to work or enjoy an evening at the newly redone National Arts Centre or to the handsome Strathcona Park running along the River.  Also ideal for professors at the U of Ottawa .

Main floor: The main entrance hall and foyer speaks to the heritage of the home with soaring 10 ft high ceilings , archways and the living room has a bay alcove with oversized windows and stained glass panel. A marble faced fireplace warms the room.

The beautifully redone custom eat-in kitchen is truly the heart of the home, openings  to the  attractive decking for al fresco dining. A custom full renovation to the kitchen that provides an abundance of counter and cupboards space with attention to details and quality materials.The 5 foot central island with  sink  and quartz counters counter top offers impressive prep space, There is an eating peninsula and the space is open to the main dining rooms. The high ceilings to the rooms add to the design and drama of the space Stainless steel appliances include AGA Cooker  with 4 ovens, stainless steel refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. Radiant floor heating emanates from the elegant  tile flooring.

 

Second Floor: Enter up the spindle rail staircase to the spacious second floor , with charming moldings and ceilings soaring over 8 ft  in height. The front family room is the ideal relaxing area with walls of custom built ins cabinets and shelving , a bay are with oversized windows and hardwood floors.There are two good sized bedrooms and a fully renovated bathroom on this level . Conveniently located laundry closet .

Third Floor: Take the  the graceful skylight  staircase to the serene third floor and  master bedroom , with its own roof terrace. Two spacious rooms allow a choice for use  as bedrooms/dressing rooms or dens and lounge . There is full bath room on this level. .

Basement: Accessible via the staircase off the dining and kitchen area , this level accommodates , building mechanical s, and extensive storage space , hobby /workshop area and access to the oversized garage. Garage is dry walled and insulated with an automatic garage door .

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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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