• SOLD - Penthouse 2 - 700 Sussex Drive Byward Market

    Ottawa, Ontario
  • $2,290,000 CDN


An address that magnates and ministers call home, 700 Sussex delivers on every promise the sheer magnitude of the address imbues. At the door – the iconic architecture, history and landmarks that form a nation's capital. Penthouse residents understand better than anyone that in the art of fine living, the quest only begins at flawless position and aesthetic; true hedonism requires indulgence, opulence and maximum pleasure at every turn. From the first step through the door, know this space gets that message – loud and clear.

Upon entry, find heightened drama in deep, rich finishes paired with warm wood tones. Track lighting on dimmers lends a gallery feel throughout – the art collection beams. In the kitchen, lacquered wood cabinetry ups the 'glam' ante, the glossy texture reflecting natural light to perfection. A wide pantry wall takes storage to the max; dark, mineral-flecked granite stretches seamlessly from countertops to form a flawless backsplash. Even with breakfast bar seating and five-star appliances at the ready, the view beyond is simply too alluring to ignore – over the courtyards and incomparable dining and shopping of the Byward Market and beyond, breakfast couldn't be more inspiring. Find the dining room vantage point flawless – frequent entertaining is a must. The bold, soaring granite facade of the true gas fireplace lends a richness to the dining experience; a top-notch electric blind system frames the full-length view over the city – a conversation piece in every sense.

With days spent among the capital's movers and shakers, effortless entertaining and an impeccably intuitive space reach paramount status. Like any truly forward-thinking abode, find home equipped with state-of-the-art commercial communications systems and Nest technology. Likewise, the living room home theatre screen system blends effortlessly into the conversation zone, to be remotely summoned or hidden as required.

Down the wide, space-alluding hallway, find no-holds-barred luxury – water closet and main bathroom are visually tied by chic, ultra-modern conical-shaped washbasins and marble basketweave tiling, and the flowing movement of walk-in shower tile imparts a fluid vibe. Two bedrooms graced with cedar-wrapped closets leave main floor living an enviable possibility and the solitude of the second floor master suite a gratuitous retreat. A sumptuously robust staircase grounded by an industrial-inspired centre stringer is softened by rich wood treads; the result – pure eye candy.

The epitome of decadence holds court upstairs – a sleek, automated wet bar/kitchenette leaves nearby rooftop terrace guests so well equipped, the patio's awe-inspiring view from the top comes in a mere second. With a built-in fridge, automated storage system and clever stainless steel work surface, bells and whistles are an understatement. A serene Michael French inset print on dimmer lighting elevates formidable function above and beyond. Perhaps the terrace hot tub's lofty vantage over the nation's capital will prove beguiling enough to draw guests outdoors – with 900 sq feet of outdoor living space overlooking the famed Byward Market, it would be difficult to pass up.

Nearby loft space serves as a perfectly-appointed home office – with natural light from both east and west, be confident in the knowledge that this is the top of the world – you've arrived. Double doors open into the master suite with an opulent flourish – deep window ledges lend a restful coziness to the atmosphere; a generous cedar-lined walk-in closet allows for some serious retail therapy on Sussex. Find pure self-indulgence in the ensuite bathroom – heated marble tile lies underfoot, and the lit vanity and hidden storage within designates morning rituals as effortless. Note the Toto Neorest toilet – technology and design at their most intuitive, and comfort reserved for only the most discerning of tastes. Slide barn-style glass doors open onto the organic vibe of pebble-inspired marble floors; the adjustable shower column and zen Japanese soaking tub embrace the theme for a truly natural ambience.

At the heart of the city's political, commercial, and social scenes, find first-rate amenities a given, and impeccable security, concierge services, fitness, leisure and business resources at your fingertips. An address that proves worthy of its eminence, opulent space that indulges to perfection – make your appointment today.