Author archives: Vanida Nhouyvanisvong

Sharper Architecture Transformed Two Side-by-side Lots into 7 Residences

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Vancouver has changed its urban regulation in 2014, allowing faster laneway houses approval and construction. What's a laneway house? A laneway house is a smaller, detached home located where the garage would normally go on a single-family lot. Two side-by-side lots with two houses have been converted into seven residences, thanks to Sharper Architecture. [...]

Meanwhile in Paris: Old Industrial Factory Converted Into Epic 3 Stories Sunny Loft

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Yes, we love to browse what's going on over sea, especially since more french brokers are reaching out to us to inquire about the Canadian market. Read our recent Montreal VS Paris real estate prices report here. This epic property located on Place de la Nation in Paris is a former manufacturing space transformed into a huge and beautiful three floors apart[...]

HOMA Former Leather Factory Converted Into Modern Two-Floors Cottage

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Thanks to listing agents Maxime Tardif & Marie-Noël Nadeau of Royal Lepage along with Michel Tremblay of Via Capitale for sharing with us this property in Montreal. Located in Hochelaga/Maisonneuve, this factory building was recently renovated into a beautiful and sumptuous cottage. Spacious and well designed, the staircase leads you upstairs where ther[...]

Three Beautiful Vancouver Restaurants Designed by Scott & Scott Architects

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Scott & Scott Architects is the Vancouver based architecture and design practice of Susan and David Scott. We recently noticed three beautiful restaurants with minimal and modern design they created, sparkling life and a unique atmosphere into the venues.   Kinkao Restaurant When they designed this space, Scott & Scott Architects used materia[...]

Laurent McComber Redesigns The Dermatology Clinique D Diaphane in Laval

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Dr. Danielle Brassard has long dreamt of opening her own public dermatology clinic in Montréal. To meet the needs of clients who deal with eczema, psoriasis, hives and other skin conditions linked to stress, the future clinic must welcome patients in a comforting atmosphere. Her vision for the space is unlike the model of traditional medical clinics, which a[...]

What Your Money Can Buy in Montréal VS Paris

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We thought it would be interesting to show the difference between what you can have in Montreal versus Paris with the same purchasing power. Similar neighbourhoods For the purpose of this exercise, we have focused our searches in the areas of Rosemont and Le Plateau Mont-Royal in Montreal, which compare in terms of equivalent lifestyle and demographics[...]

The Nook Residence by MU Architecture Slowly Fades Into Winterland

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Located in a quiet area of the Eastern Townships in Quebec, the Nook Residence sits in continuity with the landscape in which it is part. Turning its back to the street, it offers a virtually blind facade that encourages discovery and piques curiosity. Strategically located openings and a large gap in the white mass give a hint at the beautiful scenery below[...]

Bright and White Modern Sub-PH in Gastown, Vancouver Hitting the Market

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Realtor Paul Albrighton in Vancouver does it again, bringing to market this unique and rare loft conversion in Gastown, reasserting is expertise and specialization in this niche. We believe this one will fly! The original building was formerly known as the Terminus Hotel. Thanks to a complete redevelopment of this heritage building, this property is now a[...]

A Tour of the New Village au Pied-du-Courant by la Pépinière & Co

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The Village au Pied-du-Courant is a collective and festive space, born with the support of the community and urban initiatives. Since its first edition in 2014, the space has evolved to fulfill its core mandate, which is to be a welcoming gathering place for all citizens. Many designers and architects collaborated to build a unique place with creative pop[...]

Sophie Le Guerrier Brings to Market a Beautiful Renovated Cottage in Vieux-Rosemont

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  UPDATE: This property was just sold in record time! If you are looking for a similar product, let us know! We can help finding it.   Cottages are all the craze in Montréal! We met with Sophie Le Guerrier in Vieux-Rosemont, where she's been busy with a special project. This former duplex was completely renovated into a 4 bedroom and 2 [...]

Fresh Listing : Sunny and Exotic Penthouse in the Old Montreal

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There is something exotic about this penthouse! Listed by Silviu Ion & Christopher Kalec of Engel & Volkërs Montréal, this magnificent PH is situated in the Old Port, one of the most in-demand neighbourhoods in Montreal. To submit listings to our fresh listings column, fill this ! Unique and spectacular views will immediately captivate your sight! [...]

Meanwhile in Paris : 10 Instagram Brokers Who Will Take You Somewhere Special

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Editor's note: We're glad to introduce Vanida, our summer editorial intern from Paris who will help build relationships with brokers and influencers from the Paris Real Estate scene. With so many French buying and investing in Montreal, we felt it was important to start the dialogue with our oversea friends. We're glad to introduce Vanida, a summer ed[...]

Taktik Design Revamps The Sainte-Anne Academy, an Elementary School in Dorval

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Story via v2com Pictures by Maxime Brouillet Taktik Design is a team of creative artists that designs efficient institutional, commercial and residential spaces. They combine close relations with clients to ensure they can create and provide designs that are pragmatic. Their recent project was to redesign the Sainte-Anne Academy, an elementary school orig[...]

Discover the Great Home Staging and Interior Design Work of Justine Elise

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It's the first time that we actually write about an interior designer, but hey, we might get wild! We have discovered Justine's works on Instagram and we instantly loved her clean lines, open concepts and visual approach. We decided to contact her and discuss her work and passion   I like this pineapple accessory so much I took a selfie with it![...]