Homes

Condo of the Week: $569,900 for a 2-bedroom on the Ottawa River

This week, we look at a condo on the river — and this one has three bedrooms.

Address: 3105 Carling Ave., Unit A1
Neighbourhood: Bayshore
Agent: Ian Stirling, Re/Max Affiliates Realty
Price: $569,900
Property tax: $5,200 (approximate)

The history
Built in 1994, this is the only true riverfront condos in the city. The third bedroom has been upgraded with built-in cabinetry, making it more of a den or office than a bedroom, but it could easily be converted back to a bedroom to accommodate a larger family. Additional upgrades include many mirrored surfaces that reflect the leafy exterior and amplify the light streaming in from the large windows.

The place
The proximity to the pathway is key, both for forest views and access to paths. Nepean Sailing Club and Andrew Haydon Park are within walking distance, and there’s lots of visitor parking. Living and dining areas, as well as all bedrooms, are carpeted, while the entry has veined marble and the kitchen floor is bamboo.

The elegant entryway features a large doorway and a ceiling of bevelled mirrors:

Here’s the living room, with large windows looking onto the leafy Ottawa River pathway:

The dining area is open to the living room, kitchen, and balcony:

Let’s step out on that balcony — it’s 30 feet long, and one of the largest in the building:


And here’s the kitchen, which currently has an opening to the living room:


The master bedroom — that’s a king bed, so it’s luxurious in size:


And the hallway to the ensuite, showing off mirrored closet doors:

Cool ensuite!


Biggest selling point(s)

That balcony! It adds substantial living space to the unit and is quite private. The fact that it has the potential for three bedrooms also makes it stand out from other condo dwellings.

Possible deal breaker
Will the NCC redesign the location of its pathways due to flood concerns? Likely not soon, but if it does happen that could change life for residents of 3105 Carling.

Here’s the second bedroom, with oversized shutter window doors:


Two views of the den, with built-in cabinetry:



The saltwater pool. (There’s also a sauna and a gym):

And the common room:


By the Numbers
1,600 square feet
$891 in condo fees
2 bathrooms
1 balcony
1 gas fireplace