Centrally located in the south half of the Halifax peninsula, Embassy Towers is known for its great location and easy access to all that the city has to offer. Embassy Towers is also known for being a condo bargain. Prices for condos in the building tend to be on the low end of the scale for Downtown and South End condos; however, it should be noted that condo fees are generally higher than those found in newer buildings.
The developers of Founders Corner promote the building as Dartmouth’s newest landmark, with an elegant “blend of historically influenced architecture and modern convenience.” The building’s facades retain the design characteristics of three former buildings that were located on the site: the Georgian style of the former Masonic Lodge, which anchors the buildings corner entrance; the art deco design of the former Dartmouth Police Station; and a composite design of 19th century styles approximating the former Lahey Building.
Garden Crest Tower and Villa was designed around an existing rooming house that was preserved according to heritage regulations. The architect and developer successfully met the challenge of preserving the old while blending in the new condominium tower, and built what is considered one of Halifax’s finest condominiums. A condominium that boasts all the amenities and features expected of an upscale modern condominium complex.
Long known as a “working class” neighbourhood that had to be rebuilt after the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the Hydrostone neighbourhood is now known as a “trendy” place to live in the city. Old houses are being renovated and restored, new townhouses are being built, and boutique-style shops and restaurants continue to set up shop.
Condominium development is also surging in the area, with Hydrostone Place being the most notable condo development. So notable that units are hard to come by.
King’s Wharf began its rise into the HRM skyline in the fall of 2010 with construction of twin 12-story condo buildings, the Keelson and Anchorage, followed by the construction of the Aqua Vista condo building, and then the Killick, which became the development's first apartment rental building. These four buildings house about 325 condo and apartment units, the first of more than 1,200 residential units expected to be built in 15 different buildings planned for King’s Wharf, which is slated to become Atlantic Canada's largest mixed-use development.
Surrounded by forest and located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the bungalow-style townhouse condos at Kirkwood Court don’t feel very condo like. But they are, indeed, condos, and come with the maintenance-free living expected of condominiums. The spacious, energy efficient units provide convenient one-level living with an open-concept living-dining area, kitchen, master bedroom, second bedroom or den/office, laundry, two full bathrooms and an attached garage on the main level.
At a glance:Location: South End—5234 Morris StreetStructure: Eight-Storey, postmodern, low-riseUnits: Fifty-two, of which three were on the market as of May 14, 2012.Currently Available Unit Sizes: 1,223- to 1,952-squarefeetCurrent Asking Prices: $399,000 to $639,900Current Yearly Condo Fees: $3.24 per square foot.Estimated Development Cost: $9.8 millionDevelopment Details: Construction completed in 2006Interesting Neighbours: Universities, Hospitals, Public Gardens, Cornwallis Park, Farmer’s Market, Spring Garden Road
Located on the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay, Miller’s Landing offers its residents beautiful ocean views and plenty of options for outside activities. Sailing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, nature watching are all right outside each unit’s door. Only fog can diminish the incredible views offered by every window in each of the units, and the development’s tranquility is protected by five acres of surrounding lush greenery.