Author archives: Jeff Lee

Domaine d'Estérel in the Laurentians Launches 51 New Homes Designed by Mario Adornetto

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Buyers and brokers were recently invited to discover the location and model homes of Domaine d'Estérel in the Laurentians. The development located on the banks of Lac Masson will total 51 lots where prospective buyers can choose from the 3 model houses designed by Mario Adornetto. Fueling this residential project is the know-how and passion of promo[...]

Demolition Day at OFF PLAZA in Rosemont With L. McComber Architecture and Nicora

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This story is part of The Journey, a series of personal notes into the real estate world by editor & broker Jeff Lee.  Ever since I started working in Real Estate, I dreamed of collaborating with developers and architects to bring to market new condos and other real estate projects. General contractor Nicora and architecture firm L. McComber recently g[...]

Climbing Inside Porsche Design Tower in Miami for an Exclusive Tour of the 32M$ Penthouse

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Story by Jeff Lee & Miami correspondent Jamie Maniscalco As soon as you step inside the cathedral lobby of the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles, you must immediately acknowledge the massive scale and challenge of this project. Right there in front of you, there is a huge central glass tube that is propelling luxury cars 60 floors up in the air with[...]

This Mid-Century Modern Home Has so Many Details, You Might Need a Moment!

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"You have to come look at this house! I think it would be an amazing feature for TOWER TRIP." That was the pitch of my friend and colleague Marie Champagne, trying to lure me into her newest trophy listing. And it usually doesn't take more than that to catch my curiosity! If you have an amazing property to feature here, let us know! Nestled by[...]

Down Memory Avenue with Total Designer Patrick Bisson Inside This Intriguing PH he Created

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Ten years ago, designer Patrick Bisson created a two-units masterpiece nestled under the tall trees of Rosemont, Montréal. As the upper PH unit hits the resale market, I invited him to step back into the light to share with me details of his creation. An open invitation The first and most striking feature is the natural light that is ever changing and [...]

Les Cabinets Brings Fresh Air to The Bathroom Experience

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Pictures by Gabriel Lajournade Story by Jeff Lee Most often overlooked, but always critical to any event's experience: the bathrooms. Les Cabinets and its founders Patrice Marier and Marie-Pierre Hamel set out to improve the standards and general experience inside mobile and events bathrooms. We caught them in action at the launch of the new creative conf[...]

The Price You Have to Pay to Keep on Exploring

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"We've always told everybody that our adventure would be epic. But most importantly, that it would never stop. Of course we get in trouble, and sometimes we get lost. But I guess it is the price you have to pay. To keep on exploring." -Jeff Lee  Editor   For this vacation special we followed the trailblazing restaurateurs of Espadon in[...]

Inside a Breezy 2.5M$ Townhome With Backyard Oasis in Delray Beach, Florida

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Just far enough from Trump's blockade in West Palm Beach and safe from the flock of snowbirds in Fort-Lauderdale, stands the vibrant and entertainment rich city of Delray Beach. Downtown on the Atlantic Avenue, you can enjoy the fuzz and buzz of dozens of good eats and luxury shopping boutiques while at the end of the strip and across the canal, you will fin[...]

Our Best Real Estate Stories of 2017

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What makes a good story? Is it an expensive price tag? A flamboyant guest during a private tour? An exclusive access to a top floor villain hideout? A remote discovery of a luxury log mansion in the mountains? After three years of real estate explorations, it is still hard to put a finger on what we really do at TOWER TRIP. At the end of the day, it's all j[...]

Inside a Sunny Historic House Completely Restored by Projet AV on the South Shore of Montreal

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This story is part of The Journey, a series of travel and personal stories into the real estate world by editor Jeff Lee. I'm very glad to introduce you to the team who worked on my latest listing in Vieux-Longueuil, an historic house on a corner lot that was restored with a lot of love! The three siblings who work under the company Projet AV take pride in [...]

12 Things to do in the Eastern Townships: Winter Edition

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It was about time we put the TRIP back in TOWER TRIP! Since I listed this charming Bed & Breakfast in the Eastern Townships, I decided to go out there and test the hospitality for myself. I brought along pretty face Vincent Malo and a couple of plaid shirts for a weekend that would become a bromance to remember. For more info about the B&B for sale, [...]

Low Key Converted Duplex by L'Abri Reveals Brilliant Interiors

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Story by Jeff Lee Pictures by Jack Jérôme Because municipalities like Le Plateau Mont-Royal hold strict building and aesthetic rules when it comes to conversions, some of the most interesting projects simply blend in, behind their conventional former facades. Nevertheless, once you step inside, projects like this new single-family townhouse on rue Rivard[...]

Inside A Montreal Car Dealership Converted into Spacious Lofts

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This original story was published on February 29, 2016 and is now part of our classic series. Note that Francis and Gabrielle have now moved into a much bigger loft but still own this unit as an investment! - When Francis Gosselin and Gabrielle Madé told me they recently purchased a loft converted from a former car dealership building, they had my curi[...]

A Tall Garage Door Opens up on Endless Possibilities

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Story by Jeff Lee Additional pictures by JF Grégoire Ideas and opportunities, isn't it what real estate is all about? Among the interesting mix of industrial buildings, minimalistic architect's cottages and inviting back alleys of the Mile-Ex, stands a low-key building with big potential. For this exploration, I invited director and photographer Jimmi[...]

Exotic and Hidden Montreal PH Could be Your Very Own Xanadu for 4.5M$

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This story was originally published on Aug 10, 2016 and is now part of our Classic Series. As soon as my colleague Martin Rouleau at Engel & Völkers released this listing on the market along with Marie-France Villette, I sent him a quick note because I simply could not believe such a place could exist in the Old Montréal. And we've seen a lot of eccentr[...]