The Drake Condo is right across the street from the original Nellie McClung House and West of the Montana High-rise Condominium Tower. The Drake condo comprises seventeen concrete floors. The Drake’s target buyer is youthful urban professionals looking for reasonably affordable accommodation in a vibrant location with a very high walk-score.
The Drake Hi-rise Condo Tower was completed in 2013, and is located at 1500 7th Street SW, in historical Connaught in the Community of Beltline, which is in Calgary’s City Centre District.
There are 135 units in total in the Drake Condo. They are comprised of seven two-storey Town Homes on the main floor, and 128 apartment style condominiums on floors 2 through 17. Floors 3 through 13 have nine units, each, Floors 14 to 16 each have eight units and then only four Penthouse units on floor 17.
The Drake was developed by Grosvenor, an internationally celebrated company with over 300 years of real estate experience, Drake will be designed to LEEDTM standards. Architecture by award-winning Rafii Architects in consultation with BKDI.
The units are reasonably priced, starting with a very small studio unit of only 398 sq. ft. up and moving up to the Penthouse units of 926 to 990 sq. ft.
Drake Features (2013)
- An abundance of Floor to Ceiling Windows in every unit
- Two Thyssen Krupp Elevators
- Title Parking Stalls
- Balconies with Electrical Service
- Main Entrance on 7th Street SW
- Laminate wood flooring
- High performing acoustical underlay under bedroom carpets
- Over-height ceilings in most living areas
- Glass & aluminum railing on all patios
- Modern kitchen cabinet doors
- Durable, polished kitchen countertops in black stone
- Fulgor stainless steel cook tops
- Fulgor built-in wall ovens with Cool-Touch door
- Samsung Energy Star rated stainless steel built in dishwasher
- Panasonic stainless steel microwave with stainless steel built in trim kit
- Stainless steel undermounted sinks with chrome faucet and pull-out nozzle
- Walk-in showers and soaker tubs
- Baseboard Heating
- Secured and well-lit underground parkade
- Titled Storage lockers
- Social room for use by all of Drake’s residents with lounge and kitchenette
Parking in the Drake
- Parking on five under-ground, secure levels
- 4 underground visitor parking stalls
- Entrance is from the alley, and has a maximum vehicle height of 6’10” or 2.1M
Condo Fees Include
Pets by approval of Board
Mike Leibel is a Calgary Realtor that specializes in Downtown condominiums.
Drake Condo Review Calgary
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- 756 sq. ft.70 m2Stunning Two Bed Two Bath Corner Unit with Unobstructed Northeast city views! This stylish, extensively upgraded condo features a spacious layout where every square foot has been thoughtfully utilized. The contemporary-finished kitchen hosts stainless steel appliances, dark granite countertops, soft-close flat-panel cabinetry, tiled backsplash, and closet pantry with stacked washer/dryer. The open plan living & dining rooms offer flexibility and make entertaining easy. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout flood the space with light. Generously-sized bedrooms including the master with an upscale 4-pc ensuite. Also note the titled underground parking stall and titled storage locker. This unit has been freshly painted too. Set just steps from vibrant 17th Avenue, Drake offers residents the best of inner city living with a walker’s paradise lifestyle. Award-winning restaurants, trendy cafes, boutiques, fitness & yoga studios, and nightlife hotspots are all within a three block radius. More detailsListed by ROYAL LEPAGE SOLUTIONS
108 1500 7 Street SW in Calgary: Beltline House for sale : MLS®# C4204147$489,000Attached
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- 937 sq. ft.87 m2This incredible town home is perfect for the young or young at heart with an unbeatable location for your active lifestyle & all the amenities from the attached high-rise apartment building. You will be immediately impressed by the natural light bouncing off the gleaming hardwood floors. This kitchen is a chef’s dream w/high-end appliances, granite countertops, tons of gorgeous cabinetry & is open to the inviting living area. The upper level is immense w/magnificent master suite & balcony perfect for your morning coffee or evening drinks while enjoying the downtown views. The office/guest suite is complete with an attached Murphy bed (mattress incl.) & built-in desk. Laundry plus access to the elevator for your underground parking & storage are on this level. Close to shopping, coffee shops, restaurants + the energy of trendy 17th Avenue. Once you’ve experienced the possibility of living here, you won’t want to leave. Heated underground parking w/premium over sized stall & large secured storage unit. More detailsListed by RE/MAX REALTY PROFESSIONALS
906 1500 7 Street SW in Calgary: Beltline Condo for sale : MLS®# C4194764$407,900Apartment
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- 798 sq. ft.74 m2Spacious and modern two-bed, two-bath corner home in a remarkable location! Conveniently located in the heart of Beltline, one of North Americas best urban villages, the Drake is bordered by the vibrant 17th avenue in the South and is walking distance from the Downtown Commercial Core in the North. Despite being a walk away from almost everything one would need to lead a vibrant life, commuting by car, transit, or bike is equally as effortless. This spacious 9th-floor property boasts stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with light while offering views of both Downtown and the Rockies, allowing a full immersion into Calgary living. Its over-height ceilings, laminate wood flooring, sizable closets, and contemporary appliances, cabinetry, and fixtures all make this property the epitome of modern living. More detailsListed by COMFREE COMMONSENSE NETWORK