Within 30 minutes of walking into the ADI Development Group’s Nautique Lakefront Residences, Cara Winfield decided to purchase a suite. “It was destiny – the right suite at the right time,” she says. “I’d looked around and thought I’d found something in the Hamilton area. Then a friend suggested Nautique, where he’d purchased. As soon as I walked in, I knew this was the building for me. Nautique was exactly what I was looking for without even really knowing what I wanted. I must have been the world’s fastest purchaser!”
Cara currently lives in a three-storey townhome in Oakville. “I’m looking forward to having exterior maintenance handled for me. I want to spend my time doing other things, so the condominium aspect will be great.” She adds that, “I also love the idea of single-storey living.” She bought the 719-sq.-ft. KONA design, which features two bedrooms and a 300-sq.-ft. wraparound balcony on the 18th floor. “My townhome is almost that large in terms of usable square footage if you remove the dead space from stairs. I fell in love with the KONA’s open-concept design, and the wraparound balcony with amazing views was a big reason I bought it.”
Another significant reason for her decision was Nautique’s location. “I have always wanted to live by water,” she says. Having a wealth of local amenities, including Lake Ontario, within walking distance, is the ultimate convenience for her. Cara works in Burlington as a benefits and insurance consultant, so she is familiar with many of the shops and restaurants near Nautique.
Cara appreciates the aesthetic appeal of the building – Nautique’s sleek glass tower will add a distinctive contemporary silhouette to the Burlington cityscape. She is also impressed by the building amenities, like the swimming pool adjacent to the outdoor dining and fire pit lounge on the fourth floor. On the 20th floor, neighbours can gather at the outdoor fire pit observation deck and fireplace lounge to watch the sunset, learn new culinary skills in the show kitchen and entertain in the dining room. Cara is a part-time fitness instructor and practices yoga, so the stationary bikes in the fitness centre and indoor/outdoor yoga studio will be lifestyle conveniences.
Nautique is Cara’s first condominium purchase and first new-construction purchase, having bought only resale before. She says that the experience has been a good one. “Sometimes you have to trust your instincts. Nautique just felt right compared to the other options. All of my friends want to come and sit on my terrace – I can’t wait.”
Prices start from $482,990 for one-bedroom suites and from $659,990 for two-bedroom suites. There is also a limited collection of Penthouse Residences available, starting at $1.219 million. The one-of-a-kind location along the Burlington waterfront is another reason Nautique condominiums represent such incredible value.