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All You Need To Know About Luxury Condos in Ottawa

A luxury living experience in an urban setting is a highly sought after commodity. Luxury is a word that is frequently used in real estate. It"s a relative term and what may be a luxury for one, may not be for another. The qualities that might be included in the definition of a luxury unit will be determ... Read More

All You Need To Know About Luxury Condos in Ottawa

A luxury living experience in an urban setting is a highly sought after commodity. Luxury is a word that is frequently used in real estate. It’s a relative term and what may be a luxury for one, may not be for another. The qualities that might be included in the definition of a luxury unit will be determined by the renter or buyer. In a modern market, buildings are in high competition to offer the client as many high quality amenities as possible to set themselves apart. These luxuries should be present across a spectrum of criteria. They should include: location, square footage, layout, design, finishes and services. Depending on location and age of the building there may also be other features on offer. Features such as theatres, pools, saunas, full size fitness centres and rooftop terraces.

It would be fair to expect to find Luxury units that offer more square footage in urban centres. These units are located on the upper floors of the buildings and have high end appliances and finishes. The more detailed definitions of those items will vary by city but should remain current and updated even in historic buildings. Windows, counter tops, hardware and flooring should all be high quality and in excellent repair. Access to modern, technical necessities should also be seamless. The building itself should also be in an excellent location, offer spectacular views and cultural or architectural cache. The unit does not have to necessarily be housed in a high rise building. Although, luxury in a lower rise building may be harder to find depending on the country. Hard lofts may be included in this category depending on the level to which they are executed and maintained.

Ease of living is a component that must also be given consideration. Residents are expecting to live maintenance and hassle free. The presence of privacy and security will also factor into the luxury of the building. Twenty four hour services should include concierge and security. A doorman may also be present although that may only cover daytime and evening hours.

One sure way to find a building intended to offer top of the line features is the hotel unit. Whether purchased or rented, these units will come with all of the features the hotel has on offer. There will often be onsite restaurants and cafes. There may be dedicated elevator service, where hotel guests are restricted from accessing the floors on which residents are present, adding privacy. Fewer, larger units on residential floors will contribute to privacy as well. There will be daily cleaning available, all maintenance will be covered and with quick turnover. Gyms, spas and other beauty services will be at the other end of the phone. Most of these amenities, other than perhaps room service should be present in a luxury building even if it isn’t a hotel.

Depending on the height of the building, garden or terrace units will add incentive to those who require private outdoor space. In a hotel these may only be possible in units with rooftop access, or those designed with step-backs on the upper floors.


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