Homes

Condo of the Week: $2 million for a penthouse overlooking Lansdowne Park

Talk about location — a penthouse just steps from the canal, Lansdowne, and the Glebe.

Address: 1035 Bank St., Unit 2003
Neighbourhood: Glebe / Lansdowne Park
Agents: Marilyn Wilson and Reba Wilson, Dream Properties Inc. Brokerage
Price: $2,000,000
Condo fees: $1,301.51 per month

The place
A penthouse suite on the 20th floor of the Minto Lansdowne building with 10-foot ceilings, two balconies, and birds’-eye views over Lansdowne Park and the TD Place field, as well as across downtown to the Gatineau hills.

The history
Built in 2014 as part of the large-scale redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, the towering condo, designed by Hobin Architecture, boasts views over TD Place, the canal, and downtown Ottawa. When the building was being developed, those in the know thought the views over the field would be a tough sell. Turns out they were dead wrong. Field views were the first to sell, snapped up by sports fans and concert lovers keen to enjoy the busy day- and nightlife from the comfort of home.

Views over TD Place are a big selling point for sports and concert fans:

A spacious lobby opens into an open-concept living-kitchen-dining area with spectacular views on all sides:


Floor-to-ceiling views everywhere you look. It’s the definition of a commanding view over the city:

This close-up view of the living room showcases the vista that stretches all the way to the Gatineau Hills:

The long view of the open living area showcases that all-important view of the stadium:

Beautiful birch cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances make cooking a joy — if you can walk on past the dozens of eateries within five minutes’ walk:

On nights when the Redblacks are playing, set up the chairs along the living room window for a first-class view:

Even the den has a city view — and a balcony!

Imagine waking up to this view every morning:

The master bathroom is both soothing and glam:

The second bedroom looks straight out over the field, so you can watch those late-night concerts from your bed:

And yes, there is a second bathroom:

Big selling point(s)
With its 10-foot ceilings and commanding views over TD Place, this is an ideal spot for a sports-loving urbanite looking to watch the game and have time to zip down the street for a bite to eat at halftime. The new Lansdowne is full of restaurants, as is the Bank Street strip. A DIY foodie? Whole Foods is right on the doorstep.

Possible deal breaker
All those amenities mean the condo fees are pretty high.

By the numbers
2,067 square feet
2 bedrooms
1 den
3 bathrooms
2 balconies
2 underground parking spaces
2 storage lockers