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St Charles Market - Sales Update

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St. Charles Market, located at 135 Barrette street, has officially sold 55% of the 54 units. Building completion is set for late 2018. Built by Modbox Developments, prices for remaining units start at $443,900 (for unit 207 the 911 sqft two bedroom two bathroom) up to $3.2M for Penthouse 3 (a custom designed 3,923sqft four bedroom, three bathroom). Penthouse 3 is the last available of the four penthouses. Automated valet parking is an additional $35,000, storage locker is an additional $5,000. Monthly condo fees are estimated to be $0.46sqft (plus parking $56 and locker $17). The last barrier-free unit (unit 202) is still available. 

For more information including all updates, floor plans, renderings and sales/construction updates regarding St Charles Market, visit the St Charles page here.

St Charles Market - Sales Starting Next Week


Sales will officially begin starting May 27th 2017. For those who are familiar with the work of Linebox and Modbox and the history of the St Charles Church, the excitement around this development should not be overlooked! Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

For more information regarding pre-construction condos in Ottawa and St Charles Market fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

For all news and updates regarding St Charles Market, check out the St Charles Market page here.

Mechanicsville Lofts by Modbox

Mechanicsville Lofts Ottawa Modbox For Sale

Mechanicsville Lofts is a new low rise, six unit condo development by ModBox Developments that will be located at 92 Stonehurst Avenue in Mechanicsville area of Ottawa. ModBox is the sister company to Linebox Studio which is the Architect of the project and the creative behind the design. The building is set for completion 2017 with construction to start this summer.

Units start at $550,000 with sizes ranging from 1114sqft to 1745sqft. Each unit has a few different layout choices allowing the buyer a two-bedroom layout, one bedroom plus den layout, or a fully open concept layout (depending on the unit). Not to mention high-end european standard finishes and appliances. Each unit is equipped with a high-end Wolf all-gas range - yes, included standard at no extra charge. Unit features include 10'6" ceilings with radiant-heated polished concrete floors, high-end custom millwork, and direct access elevators into each unit. Parking is covered, above ground, and very limited - however with the central location it might not be necessary.

The building will feature a large rooftop terrace that has been designed specifically for entertaining and relaxing, with panoramic views looking over Laroche Park and of the downtown skyline.

"The Mechanicsville Lofts are inspired by the true hard lofts of New York City and the contemporary soft lofts of Toronto and Montreal. Hard lofts are spaces that were once a functional factory or warehouse and then transformed into an expansive dwelling with rugged detailing and exposed services. Contemporary soft lofts refine this concept with softer detailing, concealed ducts, plumbing and electrical services. Both versions offer high ceilings, big windows, and open concept floor plans.

Mechanicsville Lofts offers the best of both worlds: an entirely new build with all the elements of true hard lofts plus the comforts and efficiencies of well-built, modern dwellings. Building features include soaring 10'-6" ceiling heights, radiant-heated polished concrete floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end custom millwork, open floor plans, and secure elevators that open directly into each unit. A large rooftop terrace overlooks Laroche Park and Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings. All this to give to you the hard loft life."

Two units both with the open-concept layout. Numerous layouts per unit are available for the buyer to choose from.

Two units both with the open-concept layout. Numerous layouts per unit are available for the buyer to choose from.

Same units as above except with the two bedroom, two bathroom layout.

Same units as above except with the two bedroom, two bathroom layout.

For more information about ModBox Developments Mechanicsville Lofts, visit their sales website at If you have any questions about pre-construction condos in Ottawa, fill out the form below.

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2015 Housing Design Awards Winners

GOHBA Housing Design Awards

Put on by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, the 32nd annual Housing Design Awards are so those in the industry are able to go head to head for recognition of their work in new home and condo construction and renovation in Ottawa. The winners include the city's top builders, designers, architects, and renovators, all competing in a range of categories based on size, budget, and style. There are over 50 awards handed out with some even chosen online by the general public. 

The Wavell Kitchen by Linebox Studio

A few of the winners this year include:

High-Rise Building (50 Units or More)
MInto and Barry J Hobin Architects for The Vibe (Lansdowne Park)

Mid to High-Rise Unit
Claridge Homes for the Lilac model at Fusion Development at LeBreton Flats

Custom Contemporary Kitchen (241sqft or more, $74,999 and under) 
LInebox Studio and Lake Partnership for the Wavell Kitchen

For a full list of this years winners, visit the Ottawa Citizen article here.

Minto's Vibe Wins at 2015 Ottawa Urban Design Awards

Minto's Vibe Ottawa Condo

Last night Minto's Vibe condominium took home the Award of Merit in Urban Infill for Mid to High Rise building at the 2015 Ottawa Urban Design Awards. Located at 118 Holmwood, it is the first of two towers for Minto at the new Lansdowne centre in the Glebe. The Vibe is fully sold out and only select units are still available in phase two.

The Jury had this to say about the project:

GW: The building marks a departure from one neighbourhood type to the retail/sports focus of Lansdowne Park. The two storey retail base is noteworthy.

CP: The Vibe drew a lot of discussion for its self conscious attempt to create activity in the body of the building itself. I found it unnecessary considering that the base could have benefitted from more care, variety, openness and public space. However the building is really the gateway building to Lansdowne Park and as such is a critical piece of the overall urban revitalization. Its merits are in its density and mixed use programme. Its secondary role as an entry beacon to the Park seems to temper and give value to the eclectic nature of the execution. It contributes to the destination character of the site.

Springfield Towns Ottawa Townhouse Modern

Other winners include Modbox Developments and Linebox Studio for its collection of three modern town homes on Springfield in Lindenlea, winning the Award of Merit for Urban Infill Low Rise. 

Learn more about the winners HERE. Interested in downtown Ottawa condos? Fill out the form below, I would love to chat!

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Pretoria Avenue - Slow Home Studio Video Walkthrough

Pretoria Avenue Glebe Home For Sale Ottawa

Check out this three part video from Slow Home Studio (Calgary) discussing the remodel by Andrew Reeves (Linebox Studio) for 124 Pretoria. John and Matthew take a look at the living room, kitchen, and upper floor areas. They are a quick watch - 2:49, 2:29, 2:21 

"The Slow Home Movement was founded in 2006 by John Brown, Matthew North, and Carina van Olm as a critical response to the poor design practices that pervade the mass housing industry. Our mission is to advocate for a more thoughtful approach to residential design that improves the quality of our daily lives and reduces our impact on the environment."

Currently listed for sale, you can find more information about 124 Pretoria at

Part One

Part Two

Part Three