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New Esquimalt Central Block condo homes, well-positioned to nature, urban conveniences

Abstract Developments' six-storey contemporary development overlooks Gorge Waterway

When the highest level of contemporary craftsmanship and exceptional quality perfectly align, the result is Central Block by Abstract Developments, a distinctive collection of 99 condominium homes that reflects a bold and thoughtful interpretation of modern living in Esquimalt's Gorge–Tillicum corridor. 

"We ensure the highest quality materials, and in this building, specifically, we've used a West Coast architectural design that combines clean lines and a warm palette to enhance that feeling of natural light throughout," says Tavish Rai, executive vice president of Abstract Developments. 

"We feel it's a prominent building that's going to be looked at as an entrance into the neighbourhood when you're coming across the bridge."

As its name suggests, the new six-storey development, including 1,700 square feet of commercial space on the ground level, is central to most everything. The prime location leads residents to experience the full breadth of the Kinsmen Park neighbourhood, an ideal fusion of natural and urban amenities. 

Not only is your home amid an established walkable community, but you're just 10 minutes to downtown Victoria and connected to an environment enveloped by nature.

"Central Block is steps from the Gorge Waterway and is surrounded by parks and green spaces," says Rai. "Because of its unique location, it offers a range of different water and park view homes."

Inspired interiors

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The interiors are a vision of functional and vibrant living. Photo via: Abstract Developments.

The impeccably designed one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences by i3 Interior Design are a vision of functional and vibrant living. Ranging from 317 to 942 square feet, they'll appeal to a variety of prospective purchasers, including first-time homebuyers, downsizers, and portfolio investors.

Open-style gourmet kitchens, with a suite of Samsung premium stainless-steel appliances (GE® electric range in Jr. one-bedrooms), perfectly compliment smooth, clean aesthetics bordering dining and living areas. Bright and airy spaciousness permeates throughout, thanks to nine-foot ceilings and natural light from oversized windows. 

Two distinct interior base palettes, plus six outdoor-inspired accent colours, provide a dozen combinations to customize your space to reflect your unique style. Luxurious vinyl wide-plank oak-inspired flooring runs throughout the main living areas, with premium carpets in the bedrooms.

Building amenities

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The Portage Rooftop Terrace provides breathtaking Gorge Waterway and city views. . Photo via: Abstract Developments.

You'll experience tranquil, social and functional spaces to enhance your livability with Central Block's Portage shared amenity areas, like the Portage Commons, perfect for co-working and group events, with breakout rooms, workstations and kitchenette. 

The Portage Rooftop Terrace is literally an elevated escape of comfort, perfect for entertaining (seating, dining, built-in BBQ) or moments of Zen to take in the impressive Gorge Waterway and city views. Enjoy the lush year-round beauty of the Portage Garden, a private outdoor jewel outfitted with multiple seating areas.

"We've tried to make the building as intentional as possible to allow people to have that indoor-outdoor living lifestyle within the condo format," explains Rai. "There are balconies with every unit (with the exception of some homes on the sixth floor) and patios on garden-level homes to further enhance your space."

Amenities don't stop there. Homes include secure bike parking, storage lockers, and on-site kayak and paddleboard storage. Homeowners receive a one-year transit pass and Modo Partnership Car Share Membership, ideal for commuters who drive and utilize public transit. 

Prices start at $339,900, with homes currently available for sale. Don't miss out on having your home embody the Kinsmen Park neighbourhood's natural wonders with access to bustling urban amenities!

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