817 - 15 Avenue SW
One of the finest high rises in Calgary has also one of the best locations. Nestled up against Mount Royal Village on 15th Avenue, the Montana was finished in 2009 and is the younger, more refined sibling of the Emerald Stone. The standard issue for all of the 190 units were granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and full solid wood doors and trim. You can view Montana listings for sale here.
The entrance of the Montana is perhaps the finest anywhere. There is a full-time concierge to greet you as you make your way up the ramp or stairs through the walnut entrenched foyer. The windows in the building are all Visionwall - used in Airports and commercial buildings to keep noise out and the inside temperature in. The hallways are luxurious, tall, wide and well lit.
The condos range from 1 bedroom plus den at 740 sq ft to large 2000 sq ft homes higher up in the building. The views in any direction from floor 16 and up are quite spectacular. The balconies are also welcoming and each one has hookups for a gas barbecue. The only downside to this memorable building (other than it's name) is it's lacklustre gym.