What can I buy in Ottawa for $1.5M? #RealEstate

We all know that with crazy Vancouver and Toronto real estate prices, $ 1.5M will buy you a teardown, or maybe a carriage house where you can sleep standing up. But what can that kind of money get you in Ottawa?

There are actually 20 current listings in Ottawa priced at around $ 1.5M. Here are two of them!

The first listing is  20 Qualicum, in Qualicum Park. This 4 BR/4BA home is listed by Marilyn Wilson (Marilyn Wilson Dream Properties® Inc.) for $ 1.55M.  Marilyn has kindly allowed me to use her photographs and other listing info (photo credit: dreamproperties.com). Thanks, Marilyn!

“This well-built wood and brick contemporary designed home was designed by J. Strutt and built by Johannsen. One of Strutt’s favourite homes offers a magnificent terrace courtyard, southern exposure, and a gorgeous park-like setting with a foot bridge that overlooks Graham Creek.”

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You’ll have plenty of room for your cars and toys in that garage! Wow!

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And talk about outdoor space! Imagine entertaining on this terrace, under the trees, with music playing in the background, a glass of wine, guests mingling … just beautiful.

Here’s a shot of the kitchen and living areas – talk about stunning!

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What a lovely property with those vaulted ceilings and contemporary lines! The owners have decorated their home in a traditional style, but I can imagine it in mid-century modern, can’t you?

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And think how much privacy you’d have with 1.3 acres! (I don’t know what a 1.3 acre property would sell for in Vancouver, but I’m sure it’s a whole lot more than this!)

The second property is located at 336 Minto Place in Rockcliffe Park, listed by Christopher Barker and Tony Rhodes of Coldwell Banker. (Again, a big shout out to Tony for allowing me to use his photos and listing information– thanks, Tony!) It is offered at $ 1.575M and is situated on a 100 x 155’ lot, which is a huge lot in Ottawa!  It’s described in the listing as follows:

“Welcoming, sun-filled 4 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on a family-friendly street in the Old Village only minutes to Ottawa’s best schools, Ashbury and Elmwood. This well-maintained, classic 3storey home includes a 1980 back addition adding a remodeled eat-in kitchen, family room and 2nd floor master suite. …Great centre hall plan ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. Pretty landscaped hedged yard with mature trees and gardens provide privacy, and quiet outdoor enjoyment. Loads of potential with third floor attic space and partially finished basement.”

The property has a traditional feel, which I love as much as I love the contemporary feel of the first home.Here’s a shot of the outside (taken in the summer) and  another of the beautiful grounds, which of course, are snow-covered right now! (Another difference between Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa.)

What a gorgeous, classic living room (I love the  beautiful panelled fireplace, don’t you?):

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And look at this bright, spacious kitchen with its gleaming hardwood floors!

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You don’t have to sleep standing up in this bedroom!

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So that’s what you can get for $ 1.5M in Ottawa – believe me, we have something for all tastes and in all price ranges: Ottawa offers exceptional value. (If you are interested in either of these properties, call me – I’d be happy to arrange a showing. And thanks again, Marilyn and Tony!)

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