NOW SOLD 253 Botanica Private



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Condo by Experimental Farm/Civic Hospital

The Complex:

Located just steps from the Civic Hospital, and across from the Experimental Farm Botanica is comprised of 7 condominium buildings and 12 townhouses. Built by master builder Bill Teron in 1985, the design was to use low rise 4 storey buildings that provided two and three bedroom units, some of the larger units having two floors of living space. He kept the uniqueness of the site being elevated in mind and  surrounded the exclusive development with woodlands and landscaping’.

Amenities :

Surrounded by mature parkland trees and gardens the complex is unique in its design and approach  to bring the outside  into the suites allowing for privacy and quiet enjoyment of nature. Offering a salt water pool and fully equipped exercise room as well as a sauna and a space for yoga. There is also a library/party room /meeting  to enjoy. Outside seating areas are also provided and you will find neighbours sitting out for a morning coffee.  With underground parking ( 2) and elevators. as well as guest parking .   

The Suite :

A spacious foyer greets you as you open the door to this spacious 1234 sq ft condo. Ideally layout to provide useable space that includes a large living room and dining room with fireplace and gleaming hardwood flooring. Th layout opens from the living room into a glass solarium that in turn opens into the Primary Bedroom. The kitchen is large enough for a breakfast table and ideally located by the front foyer for easy access with your shopping.  The main bedroom suite provides ample space for a sitting area, a walk thru closet and a full ensuite bathroom. The alternative bedroom has 2 closet, and a full bathroom is located just in the main hallway.  

Amenities at the Botanica Condos include an indoor pool, recreation centre, exercise centre, and a sauna.

The Area:

walking distance to the Civic Hospital and the Experimental Farm and only 34 minutes to Carleton University. A short walk down Carling Ave you are in Ottawa’s Little Italy where you will find restaurants, cafes, and bakeries and the famous Preston Hardware. Don’t forget to walk over to Di Rienzo’s Grocery for one of their awesome sandwiches ( lineups at noon)

Walk over to Dow’s Lake and surrounding Parkland for skating or summer enjoyment by the water. The Dominion Arboretum  to meet up with all the doggie lovers and Fletcher Wildlife Garden for a quiet “birder” experience.

Public transportation is at your doorstep - several OC Transpo buses that will bring you to the Glebe, St Laurent, and Bayshore in the west end. A 5 minute walk gets you to  the O-Train bringing you to Carleton University or to the Bayview Station / LRT for hookup to Tunney’s Pasture and through the downtown  and out to the east end to Blair Station and the train station.


The Spaces

Foyer - 11.6' x 7.1'

ceramic tile

Living/dining room - 24.5' x 13.9'

wood floors, fireplace , large picture window, oversized sliding doors to Solarium. Custom trim baseboards and moldings

Solarium - 9.2' x 7.10'

ceramic tile floor, opens from Livingroom and the main Bedroom

Kitchen - 10.8' x 8.6'

white cupboards and counters ceramic tile floor, white applainces, large enough to have an eating table, open pass through to dining room , ceramic tile backsplash

Principal/Familyroom - 15.2' x 11.11'

Large and opens to Solarium- lots of natural light, wood floors

Ensuite - 8' x 5'

ceramic tile shower stall, ceramic tile floors, pedestal sink

walk thru Closet

wall of closets

Bedroom - 10.11' x 9.9'

double closets

Bathroom - 7.2' x 5'

4pc, ceramic tile floor and walls in a pleasant blue and white design, vanity.

Laundry storage

Info & Facts





Condo Fee:
Condo fee includes: Water, Building Insurance, Landscaping & Property
Maintenance, Caretaker, Recreation Facilities (pool, sauna, exercise room,
yoga room, library/meeting/party room), outside patios and seating areas, guest

Parking Numbers:
1 Outdoor space close to 253 entrance door #171
1 Indoor space lower garage #131
Plenty of visitor parking available
Locker Number: #97

Property Taxes:
$3064.81/2022 Condo
$171.68 Additional Lower Garage Parking Spot

Utility costs. $1103.75

Inclusions: Refrigerator, Stove, Hood Fan, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washer/
Dryer, Storage Shelving in back room, kitchen cart, blinds, silk living room
drapes, den drapes, dining area chandelier

Exclusions: Bedroom wall mirror

Rental items: None



December 2019 Replaced original heat pump with Trane Heat pump (unit air
handler and Nexia touchscreen Thermostat)
10 year Labour/ 10 year Parts
Added Pot lights in utility room
Hot Water Timer installed

Fireplace maintained by condo and is in fee

Heat pump and there are electric baseboard heaters for supplemental
heat if required( not used by present owner)

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