Homes

Condo of the Week: $585K for an updated 2-bedroom near Hurdman Station

This week, we visit a two-bedroom condo near Hurdman Station that has been updated with modern flair.

Address: 1500 Riverside Dr., Unit 1507
Neighbourhood: Hurdman
Agent: Alex Harden, Royal LePage Team Realty
Price: $585,000
Monthly condo fee: $835

The place
It’s part of the Riviera, a three-tower development with vast outdoor amenities and 24/7 security, which means you’re buying into an involved community that organizes events, classes, tournaments … there’s even a big tennis league that takes advantage of the four tennis courts on the property. A walking path circles the towers and bike paths connect residents to Orleans, downtown, and Kanata. It’s right off the 417 and is minutes away from Train Yards.

The history
Built in 1986, the tower at 1500 Riverside was renovated a few years ago, so the lobby and common areas have a chic modern look. On the more practical side, all windows and balcony doors were replaced seven years ago. Unit 1507 was renovated by a local pair of women whose mission is to update older units, so there’s a real focus on upscale finishes and on-trend design elements. Note the quartz kitchen countertops, the porcelain bathroom tile from Euro Tile, and the bathroom fixtures and vanities, which are from Mondeau. The massive kitchen island is perfect for entertaining, and the custom walk-in closet in the master bedroom is a real luxury.

Here’s the lobby:

The open concept living/dining area has huge windows — and it’s on the northwest side of the building, so it gets  amazing sunset views:

Another view of the dining area, showing off that chandelier (included with purchase price) and the handy storage on the dining side of the island:


The kitchen — including a close-up of the lovely sink area:

Heres’ the dining area, just steps away from the balcony:

Here’s the master bedroom:

Two bathrooms, updated with a similar, tasteful style:

Biggest selling point(s)
Dubbed as “resort-style living” there really is a lot going on at the doorstep of 1500 Riverside. An outdoor pool, an indoor pool, an indoor hot tub, four tennis courts, three squash courts (one dedicated to indoor golf and ping pong!) two exercise rooms, a sauna, and a waterfall that can be seen from the outdoor pool. Plus it comes with a built-in community of party planners, bridge-players, walking groups…

Possible dealbreaker(s)
There’s only one parking spot. There’s a chance to buy from another resident, but no guarantees.

The pool and hot tub, which are surrounded by big windows, and the dedicated badminton court:

Here’s just a glimpse of the outdoor amenities:

By the numbers
1,200 square feet (including balcony)
1 indoor pool
1 outdoor pool
1 hot tub
4 tennis courts
3 squash-style indoor courts
2 bathrooms
1 parking spot