836 - 15 Avenue SW
Emerald Stone was one of the first luxury high rises in revitalizing Connaught back in 2004. Located only a half of a block away from Mount Royal Village Shops, Emerald Stone is a vibrant green glass and red bricked building soaring 23 floors. Complete with a golf simulator, games room and a gym all on the main floor, Emerald Stone is one of the few buildings you'll actually use the amenities. If you are looking to buy in Emerald Stone you can view listings here.
Most of the 160 condos in the building are well designed with one bedroom and bathroom starting at 650 sq ft and going up to 765 sq ft for those with a den. The four corners of the building are reserved for the 2 bedroom and 2 bath units and they are very bright with floor to ceiling windows and almost 1000 square feet. There are 2, two-story penthouse units with fantastic balconies and hot tubs on them.
While some owners have began to update their units (removing outdated gas fireplaces and built ins for old CRT TVs), most are still in original condition. Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances are slowly making their way in to the Emerald Stone as it enters it's second decade in Calgary. Condos fees are average and include high speed internet.