Welcome to our blog that will be documenting the purchase, renovations and fun times we’ll be having with our new home, a triplex, located in downtown Ottawa.  We both work full time, and plan on doing quite a few upgrades and renovations to the existing apartments, as well as maintaining our sanity, and the happiness of our tenants.   Ilona is a hair stylist while Brian is a software developer.  Neither of us have much experience in terms of renovations, so we should see some interesting situations arise that we’ll be sure to document in the blog.

Brian enjoys playing soccer a little too much, mountain biking, snowboarding, camping, photography and golf.  You can check out his photography here: http://briangarson.com

Ilona enjoys mountain biking, camping, cooking, snowboarding, yoga, and painting.

The triplex is located in downtown Ottawa near the corner of James street & Bay street, was built in the early 1900s and is currently split up into an unfinished basement, ground floor 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor 2 bedroom apartment and 3rd floor 1 bedroom apartment with a small rooftop terrace.  The property shares a driveway with the neighbouring building, and has 3 parking spots located in the rear.

  1. #1 by Marianne on November 15, 2010 - 10:05 am

    love this picture of the two of you 🙂

  2. #2 by John on March 13, 2011 - 11:51 am

    I like what you’ve done…nice work !

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