Wallis House is a classic heritage building located in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Built in 1873, Wallis House was built as one of Ottawa’s first hospitals. After closing in 1924, Wallis House served as a seminar until 1943 when the military took it over to house Canadian naval soldiers during the Second World War.
In 1990, Wallis House was designated as a Heritage Building by the City of Ottawa. It was then converted to a condominium with forty-six authentic lofts. The condos were built to maintain the authenticity of Wallis House, keeping it’s Cathedral ceilings, large hallways, and soaring windows. Condos inside Wallis House have been said to have a New York-style loft feeling. Located about a 5 minute walk from the byward market, Wallis House is blocks from walking paths, parks and the Rideau River.
Wallis House stands out amount all other condominium buildings.It’s unique exterior design which stays true to it’s Victorian style it had when it was built in 1873.The foyer of the building boasts the original brick work as well as some of the original flooring from when the building was first constructed.Each unit has Cathedral ceilings, soaring windows, open concept living spaces, exposed brick accent walls, and stainless steel appliances.The units were designed like this to keep the authenticity of Wallis House. Residents at Wallis House also have the luxury of a rooftop terrace with loungers and a bbq.