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104-111 Echo Drive
sold
104-111 Echo Drive
$779,000
Canal

Your inspired next step: canal side living in a tranquil, polished ground-level condominium residence surrounded by private terraces, and steps from the heart of the city. It's not simply the grand-scale living space that makes this elite address feel so much like home, nor even the refined custom features. Two separate ground level terraces create the feel of an urban island surrounded by personal outdoor space, with spectacularly intimate views of the passing Rideau Canal parade.

You'd expect a certain formality arriving here and will not be disappointed: parking and security are well managed, public grounds are manicured and generous. After all, this is the place where Ottawa's luxury condominium revolution got started in the 1980's. The site was developed by one of Ottawa's most famous builders as the location of his personal home. Prestige and quality were paramount.

Access this fabulous home via an impressive lobby – a space which leaves no doubt you've entered a rarified residential domain. The sense of occasion builds as you enter this great condominium home. Beyond a welcoming foyer with ample and well organized storage, guests enter a grand reception hall. You'll notice the refined feel of the space – the elegant French chevron style herring bone oak flooring (completely refinished in 2013), the rounded corners of all walls, the soft light and sense of tranquility.

Close to the home's main entrance is an oversized den/office -- a great arrangement for meeting business guests without disturbing the household. With floor to ceiling windows, alcove space with built in bar media centre and large storage cupboard the space easily doubles as a guest suite. At this superb location guests are a foregone conclusion.

Across the hall from the office a large, deeply private second bedroom (large enough to be divided into two big children's rooms) has multiple closets and an open sitting area. Floor to ceiling windows admit light while offering complete privacy – a view of the walled gardens of your personal terrace.

The well-equipped full bath nearby welcomes guests with a stylish glass door and mosaic surround Corian bath and shower. Tucked away discretely here – a custom designed full laundry with ample space – even a laundry sink!

Explore the spacious master suite with its stunning expanse of totally private floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking your private walled terrace gardens. Only lovely greens and light come through in this undisturbed retreat, with sitting area and magnificently well planned wardrobe closets. The 6 piece ensuite is perfection too, with mosaic walk-in shower, brand new dual sink, and many custom features.

Imagine entertaining in the grand living room here. Elegant proportions compliment sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows warm oak floors, new track lighting, and intimate canal views. In every season the canal-side view rewards. Spring brings flowers, cyclists, joggers and strolling lovers, Summer the passing parade of river boats, Fall unleashes a kaleidoscope of colour, and winter puts you front and centre in Ottawa's festive skating culture.

You'll love the elegant dining room, planned to assure the success of formal entertaining. A broad entrance off the living room welcomes guests. A clever pocket door to the kitchen keeps service unobtrusive. Facing the canal, a sliding door opens on a sunny canal terrace –perfect for entertaining and private moments too. This is the rare condominium with direct access to the outside world.

Continue through to the recently updated kitchen. What makes this well-scaled eat in kitchen so home-like is the sliding door to your private exterior terrace – a great for everything from casual summer drinks to full-on barbeques. Inside, a smart galley kitchen fully equipped with all new stainless steel appliances, new flooring, and new pot lighting. The sit in area boasts storage, a smart kitchen office, plus light and private views.

Life at 111 Echo is about making the most of every moment. Amenities include a swimming pool, golf practice range, rooftop tennis courts, exercise facilities and sauna and whirlpool. A quick canal-side walk brings you to convenient shopping. Ottawa University and top downtown galleries and concerts are walking close. Following the European spirit, doorstep access to Ottawa's parkland bikeways makes cycling irresistible. For drivers, this pivotal location means commuting is effortless too. The international airport is just 20 minutes away.

Canal-side and truly home, this superb condominium offers one of Ottawa's most rewarding living experiences. Prized and cherished, its arrival on the market is a true rarity (you will be only the third owner). To capture this opportunity act very soon. Plan your appointment today.

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