135 13 Avenue SW, Calgary


Colours by Battistella is a visually striking condominium building located in Calgary’s up-and-coming First Street village, in the Victoria Park area of Beltline. A ten-minute walk downtown, and steps away from top-notch restaurants and “of the moment” nightlife destinations, Colours was clearly designed with the young urban professional in mind. With reasonable condo fees and accessible prices, these well-designed units make a great starter home or lock-and-go condo for active urbanites.

Carrying the Battistella name that Calgarians have come to know and trust, Colours is yet another example of this local developer’s skill in balancing modern, striking design features with quality and value. True to its name, colourful glass panels add visual interest to the building’s exterior, and red accents brighten the common areas. Unit interiors have an industrial, loft-like feel with open concept living areas, 9.5 foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and polished concrete floors. Sliding doors and well-designed storage maximize use of space. Ten unique townhome-style, two-level penthouse units occupy the building’s top floors.

Colours is one of three major residential developments in Calgary’s First Street corridor, a newer “village” area that has arisen in recent years. Located along 1st Street SW, between 12th and 16th Avenue SW, this street is home to some of Calgary’s best restaurants (Ten Foot Henry, Two Penny) and nightlife destinations (Proof, Shelter), plus some hidden gems (Boxcar Cafe).

Colours offers a landscaped common terrace on its fourth floor, but is otherwise a bit light on building features (for example, there are no fitness facilities). This is not much of a problem for residents with the number of amenities nearby, including the Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Anytime Fitness, and tennis courts at Haultain Park. It’s also a short walk to the nearby Sunterra Market, Amaranth Whole Foods Market, and the Victoria Park/Stampede C-Train Station.

With an incredible location and a distinctive style, Colours is sure to attract young professionals and empty nesters who crave an active, urban lifestyle. Reasonable condo fees, quality design, and a trusted brand name make these condos a smart purchase with great resale potential.