1. An elegant two-story with plenty of charm in Regina
Address: 1718 College Ave.
Where: Regina, Saskatchewan
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
If the phrase “living room” has always struck you as kind of blah, the dark wood–coffered ceilings, French doors and grand spaces in the century-old Hipperson House have more of a ‘parlour’ vibe. A river-rock stone hearth with leaded glass and stately bookshelves provide period charm, while a sunroom offers the perfect space to grow orchids. In a fortnight, you’ll be referring to it as “the conservatory.”
2. A luxe condo with hotel-style amenities in downtown Toronto
Address: #517, 1 King St. West
Town: Toronto, Ontario
Specs: 1 bedroom, 1 bath
The foyer, living room, kitchen, dining room and bathroom of this 643-square-foot condo are all located in the new 51-storey tower of the One King West Hotel. The bedroom, however, is actually still situated on the heritage side — in the elegant Beaux Arts-style Dominion bank building. With 12-foot ceilings, a 100-square-foot terrace and all hotel services at your beck and call (housekeeping, room service, valet, fitness centre and bar), it’s perfect for the entertaining couple, executive or a landing pad for retirees.
3. A sprawling seaside property with panoramic island views
Address: 19 Bayview Heights Ext.
Town: Grand Manan, NB
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
You could be forgiven for mistaking this two-acre property for a Kennedy-esque compound, but it’s actually an unassuming 11-year-old seaside gem (paparazzi not included). The islanders of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, guard their privacy zealously: author Willa Cather came to this Bay of Fundy paradise seeking peace and quiet, while painters Alfred Thompson Bricher and famed birder John James Audubon visited for its unique majesty — like killer whale–watching right from their window. Fifty-four percent of the island — once the largest supplier of smoked herring in the world — is now owned by non-residents, all of whom enjoy its friendly vibe, low crime and quaint villages.
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