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[Esquimalt] The Ovation | 4-storeys | Apt-to-condo reno ompleted in 2009


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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:42 PM

This building used to be a 3-storey rental apartment. The owner is rebuilding it as a four-storey condo.



#2 Nparker

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 06:04 PM

This one is being "re-imagined" just like the Cityside development on the Gorge. Even though this does mean a loss of rental accomodation, I expect many of the new buyers will likely rent out their units. Nevertheless, I imagine it will still help to revitalize the heart of Esquimalt.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 09:14 PM

Nice looking building so far.

#4 Mike K.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:55 AM

This project is now dubbed "The Ovation."


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#5 gumgum

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:51 PM

Thank god they have that public space to offset that massive tower around it.

#6 Mike K.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:54 PM

That courtyard is a remnant of the original apartment design (Ovation is a conversion from apartments to condos with an additional floor, in case anyone is wondering).

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#7 Mike K.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:28 AM

Anyone know if this is completed?

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 09:14 AM

Anyone know if this is completed?


I believe its been completed for quite some time...

#9 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:54 AM

Here's a unit:

http://topbroker.ca/...248537.property

This building was owned (since 1989 or so) and developed into condos by John Asfar's father, Najib.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:57 AM

Four hundred and fifty Gs? Great googly moogly!

This photo really sells it.


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#11 SeaG

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 08:24 AM

Looked at these while still under construction, very unique top floor units with stairs to small rooftop room and decks.

But worried about view if the Legion highrise went ahead, and prices were too high.

I see over half the units are still for sale (as per MLS this am).

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:35 AM

Call this one complete.
Thier site says Phase 2 (Courtyard) is complete.
37 of 76 total units still for sale.

#13 Koru

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

Ovation is completed is it not?

#14 bcjosh

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:26 PM

We looked at a couple units in this building, the reason there are so many available is the simple fact that the floors are extremely slanted. The finish in them is very nice, but I felt like Liza Minnelli in Arrested Development. Ended up buying at the Gorge Vale Golf Course Development.

(The two units were on opposite sides of the same building so the problem isn't necessarily location specific.)

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 11:30 PM

Slanted? How can the floors not be level?

#16 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:58 AM

Yikes. Which floors were you viewing units on?

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#17 Layne French

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:34 AM

Slanted? How can the floors not be level?


that is common in renovating existing structures, you can usually only get it soo level without tearing down the structure and starting all over.

add to this, you are developing on the cheap side.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:48 AM

Slanted? How can the floors not be level?


This wasn't a new complex. It was a crappy apartment block that was renovated inside and out and converted into condos. The Developer of this project did it on the cheap, which would mean actually leveling out floors would not be within the budget. I am not the least bit surprised to hear this. I have often wondered but haven't been bothered to swing by and look at the suites.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:28 PM

I think it was unit 212 and we also looked at another unit on the other side of the hallway and I found the problem even more pronounced. I have a construction background (fine detail finishing work in Whistler) so it might of been more obvious to me then other people, but with 32 units available in a 77 unit complex two years after completion I doubt it. And I did hear that the problem was more then that specific area.


The level of finish is very nice in this place, surprisingly nice.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 12:32 PM

If you are not a world-renowned championship marbles player (and who isn't these days), who cares if it is slanted?

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