Home Decor

What $450,000 buys you across Canada this week, including a reimagined Ottawa home

Property Snoop: From a sleek modern house in Quebec to a sunny spot in a bustling Edmonton community.

1. Light-filled sleek modern home near Rimouski River in Quebec.

Anne Hebert

Entertain guests in this beautiful modern kitchen.

Address: 523 Rue Anne-Hébert
Where: Rimouski, Quebec
Price: $459,000
Specs: 4 beds, 2 baths
If jazz is your beat, then the Festi Jazz International de Rimouski is your ticket. And what better place to enjoy the festival, host of such musical luminaries as Dizzy Gillespie, than in your own modern perch? Built in 2014, this contemporary flat-roofed concrete-stone gem comes with four bedrooms (to invite guests!), a heated garage and copious windows for year-round light.

2. Beautiful renovated traditional family home near downtown Ottawa.

This gorgeous renovated home has hardwood floors throughout it.

Address: 218 Gladu Street
Where: Ottawa, Ontario
Price: $439,900
Specs: 3 bed, 2 bath
Steps away from walking and cycling trails along the Rideau River sits this charming reimagined old-timer in one of the last affordable neighbourhoods near downtown Ottawa. This home’s completely renovated, open-concept floor plan includes a master bedroom with walk-in closet and full ensuite. Don’t be put off by the lack of kitchen appliances — the sellers are offering a $3,000 bonus on closing, which more than handily covers a dishwasher, fridge and stove.

3. Classic home in Edmonton’s university district. 


This property also offers you the privacy of your own backyard.

Address: 8612 104 Street NW
Where: Edmonton, Alberta
Price: $450,000
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths
Whyte Avenue, the heart of Edmonton’s university district, includes some of the city’s best bars and vintage shopping, along with some of its oldest housing stock. This classic 1914 two-storey nearby was completely renovated in the 1980s, which means you get is a four-piece master ensuite, double-detached garage and new cedar shake roof along with easy access to the area’s famed Strathcona Farmers Market.

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