Every major city in North America has a supply of luxury condominiums. These come in a variety of types and styles, including high-rise apartment style condos, townhome style and even stand alone bungalow units. What defines a luxury condominium?
Definition: A luxury condominium is an upscale residential property offering an elevated standard of living and premium amenities. These exclusive dwellings are characterized by their high-quality craftsmanship, luxurious finishes, and cutting-edge design. Luxury condos often boast spacious layouts, panoramic views, state-of-the-art appliances, and access to lavish facilities such as private gyms, swimming pools, and concierge services. With meticulous attention paid to every detail, these prestigious homes provide residents with a sophisticated and indulgent living experience.
While the price range varies from city to city and market to market, most of these truly luxurious, high end condos run into the millions of dollars. By contrast, the highest ever recorded sale of a condo in Winnipeg, is just shy of $1.8 Million…. far short of some of the sales in other major markets such as New York. In fact, anything north of $500K can buy a fairly upscale, luxurious condo in our city.
Here is a list of the top luxury condominium communities (Apartment Style) in Winnipeg:
Luxury Condominiums of Wellington Crescent
One Wellington – 1 Wellington Cres.
The luxury condominium project ‘One Wellington' is a prestigious development in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Located at the intersection of Wellington Crescent and River Avenue, this 13-story high-rise is set on the scenic east bank of the Assiniboine River.
The project was designed by Cooper Rankin Architects in the late 1990s to be Winnipeg's most distinctive and prestigious address. One Wellington is an exclusive community, limited to 12 residences, each offering approximately 3,250 sq.ft. of interior space plus 400 sq.ft. of exterior terrace. Each unit is unique as original owners were given the opportunity to custom design their floor plans based on personal preferences.
The building also features underground heated parking, on-site concierge, and security services. The construction of One Wellington was a feat of engineering due to its height and site restrictions. The structure consists of 13 stories of load-bearing concrete masonry. The exterior cladding is made from Tyndall Stone®, giving the architecture a timeless and gracious aesthetic reminiscent of the turn of the century.
Despite initial controversies and opposition from some neighborhood residents, the project moved forward and was completed on time and within budget. The developers ensured the preservation of the existing stone and wrought-iron fence around the property and retained a certified arborist to preserve dozens of mature trees on the lot.
One Wellington offers numerous benefits to its residents, including fewer maintenance and repair responsibilities, access to on-site amenities, enhanced security features, and peace of mind while on vacation knowing that neighbors are close by. This makes it an attractive option for first-time home buyers and those seeking a luxurious lifestyle in Winnipeg.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $1.1 Million to $1.8 Million (highest condo sale in Winnipeg's history)
The Edgewater – 229 Wellington Cres.
The Edgewater, located at 229 Wellington Crescent in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a luxury condominium project that offers an upscale living experience. This high-end residential development is known for its selection of two-bedroom, fully furnished apartment suites, which are designed with meticulous attention to detail and high-quality finishes.
The Edgewater's condominiums feature gleaming hardwood floors, sparkling ceramic tiles, gas fireplaces, and private in-suite laundry facilities. The contemporary kitchens are fully equipped with built-in stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, offering a modern and sophisticated cooking space. The bathrooms are spacious and bright, boasting both a soaker bathtub and a separate, glass-enclosed stand-up shower.
One of the key selling points of The Edgewater is its range of amenities. Residents can enjoy the fitness facility within the building, adding convenience to their daily routines. Furthermore, the location of the condo is just minutes away from Osborne Village, providing easy access to a variety of boutiques and fine dining restaurants. With its high-end finishes, comprehensive amenities, and prime location, The Edgewater offers a luxurious and comfortable living experience in the heart of Winnipeg.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $440K to $760K
Luxury Condos of Tuxedo
Hampton South & Hampton IV – 180 & 160 Tuxedo Ave.
In the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, lies a beacon of luxury and elegance – the Hampton South condominium. This prestigious project is a part of the illustrious legacy of Akman Construction, a company with over a century's worth of experience in crafting high-end residential spaces.
Established in 1912 by Aaron Akman, a Russian immigrant and certified carpenter, the company has played a pivotal role in shaping downtown Winnipeg's skyline. Hampton South, located at 180 Tuxedo Avenue, is one of the five distinguished Hampton series apartments that have graced Wellington Crescent since the mid-20th century.
The Hampton IV at 160 Tuxedo, boasts high-end finishes, full-sized balconies, and oversized heated parking for every tenant. It also offers residents' lounges, fitness centers, and enhanced security features, making it an epitome of comfort and convenience.
Their location in the upscale Tuxedo neighborhood offers residents easy access to amenities and transportation, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a balance of city life and tranquility. However, the allure of Hampton South extends beyond its physical attributes. It carries the prestige of being part of a lineage of luxury apartments known for their quality and grandeur. The Akman family's commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of this condominium, from its thoughtful design to its meticulous construction.
In conclusion, Hampton South & Hampton IV are more than just luxury condominiums; they are a testament to Winnipeg's architectural evolution and a symbol of refined urban living. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, this luxury condo promises a living experience that is as rich in history as it is in comfort and style.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $320K to $1.2 Million
139 Tuxedo – 139 Tuxedo Ave.
The 139 Tuxedo is a luxury condominium project located at 139 Tuxedo Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Developed by Karma Development Corporation, this modern yet neoclassical condo community was completed in 2019 and offers an uncompromised luxury living experience. The site has a rich history, having housed the Manitoba Agricultural College in 1906, the Manitoba School for the Deaf in 1914, and a military convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers returning from Europe in 1917 after World War One.
The 139 Tuxedo condo development is the first of its kind in Tuxedo in 20 years. It features 67 units spread across five stories, with ceiling heights ranging from 9 to 10 feet. The interiors are naturally bright, thanks to oversized windows and high ceilings. The building also boasts locally sourced Tyndall Stone and the finest standard of finishes. Amenities include secure heated indoor parking, hardwood floors, quartz counters, gas range, heated bathroom floors, stainless steel appliances, built-in closets, and a Tyndall Stone exterior.
The condo's location offers easy access to Wellington Crescent, Polo Park, and a short drive to the Kenaston stores. The average condo fee in Winnipeg is around $400 to $450 per month, which includes water and two heated parking spots. Despite being a new build, the developers have paid homage to the site's history by preserving historic features like the original 1900s-era gate and limestone exterior.
In conclusion, 139 Tuxedo offers a blend of luxury, history, and modern amenities, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a high-end living experience in Winnipeg.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $300K to $990K
Luxury Condos of the Exchange District
Ship Street Condominiums – 232 – 244 Waterfront Dr.
Located in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Ship Street Condominiums at 234 Waterfront Drive represent a harmonious blend of urban living and natural beauty. This luxury condominium project, completed around 2008, holds the distinction of being the first redevelopment on Waterfront Drive and the first downtown Winnipeg condominiums to be completed in 15 years.
The design of the Waterfront Drive neighborhood, where the Ship Street Condominiums are situated, is a testament to thoughtful urban planning. It has been crafted to create a walkable and safe environment while seamlessly incorporating the natural features of the East Exchange District. This strategic location offers residents easy access to the city's amenities while also providing an escape into nature's tranquility.
The Ship Street Condominiums themselves are a model of luxury and comfort. The residential unit at 234 Waterfront Drive, for instance, boasts a spacious area of 2104 square feet, featuring two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Priced at $950,000, this condo exemplifies the elegance and sophistication that the Ship Street Condominiums are known for. In addition to their luxurious interiors, these condos offer the benefits of safety, accessibility, and a vibrant community.
The success of the Ship Street Condominiums has set a precedent for future developments in the area, making it a significant landmark in Winnipeg's urban landscape. In conclusion, the Ship Street Condominiums at 234 Waterfront Drive offer a unique blend of luxury, convenience, and natural beauty. They stand as a testament to successful urban redevelopment and serve as a model for future projects in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $900K to $1.15 Million
The Excelsior – 290 Waterfront Dr.
The Excelsior, a luxury condominium project located at 290 Waterfront Drive in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a testament to the city's urban transformation. The groundbreaking for this ambitious project took place on May 10, 2005, under the leadership of Sherwood Developments' Fausto Pereira. The Excelsior comprises two eight-storey towers housing 48 units and 11,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor.
The Excelsior is more than just a residential building; it's a symbol of Winnipeg's vibrant community and rich history. It stands as a beacon of success on Waterfront Drive, a testament to the city's commitment to urban development and architectural innovation. This luxury condo project has not only transformed the city's skyline but also contributed significantly to the revitalization of Winnipeg's downtown area.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $365K to $970K
Luxury Condos of Wildwood (Ft. Garry)
Fairway Woods – 80 & 84 Snow Street
The Fairway Woods Apartments, located at 80 & 84 Snow Street in the Montcalm Neighbourhood of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a luxury condominium project that has been making waves in the real estate market. The development is situated on the east side of Snow Street, offering residents a prime location with easy access to various amenities.
In addition to this, the development also caters to the growing cycling community by providing protected bicycle parking spaces for 48 bicycles. This not only promotes a healthier lifestyle but also contributes to environmental sustainability.
The Fairway Woods Apartments offer a blend of luxury and convenience, making it an attractive choice for potential homeowners. The development's strategic location, coupled with its well-thought-out design and amenities, make it a standout in Winnipeg's real estate landscape.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $330K to $688K
Wildewood Village Condominiums – 755, 759 & 761 North Dr.
The Wildewood Village Condominiums, located at 755, 759, and 761 North Drive in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a luxury residential development that has transformed the city's real estate landscape. The project was initiated by Freedom Developments, following the demolition of the historic Wildewood Club in 2015. Construction began in spring 2016, with an estimated completion date set for winter 2017 or spring 2018.
The development comprises a five-storey building with 41 apartment-style condos, 14 townhouses, and a total of 45 units. The condo complex was built first, followed by eight riverside townhouses, and then six additional townhomes. Each residence within the Wildewood Village Condominiums exudes luxury and sophistication, featuring bright and spacious eat-in kitchens, Quartz islands, stainless steel appliances, and glass backsplashes.
The interiors are further enhanced by engineered hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, under-counter lighting, and large windows, offering residents a taste of urban living at its finest. The Wildewood Village Condominiums also offer exclusive amenities such as a fully equipped fitness centre and event facilities. The location of the development is truly incomparable, nestled on the river in Wildewood Park, providing residents with access to walking trails, golf, and tennis right at their doorstep.
The condos range in price from $400,000 to $900,000, while the riverside townhouses range from $850,000 to $1 million, reflecting the high-end nature of this development. As of 2023, all units have been sold, marking the successful completion of this luxury condominium project in Winnipeg.
Price Range of Sales in past 5 yrs: $360K to $1.2 Million
About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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