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 just steel and glass. But somehow, a special feeling lasts.

 

Inside the Most Beautiful Habitat 67 Unit That Just Hit the Market

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Over the years, it is interesting to discover the interiors of the exclusive Habitat 67 units as they hit the market. And they generally don't stay up for long! This new one listed by Martin Rouleau of Engel & Völkers Montreal is our favorite so far, with a level of interior design and sophistication that nears perfection! 2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms [...]

Record Breaking York Mills Property Sells for 4,18M$ and Sets the Stage for this Next One

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Remember our story with this super slick house at 182 York Mills Road listed by PSR Brokerage's David Shirazi Rad? He just wrote to tell us it sold for a record breaking 4,18M$. We'd like to congratulate him and his team for the recent sale. You can feast your eyes and check out all pictures of that marvel here.   Of course, this transaction sets [...]

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[...]

Realtor Elisha Sander Plays the Part in Vancouver

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  Elisha Sander of Oakwyn Realty in Vancouver has been capturing our attention for a while now, thanks to her carefully crafted Instagram aesthetics and some of the beautiful properties she markets. With an acting and dancing background, she seems to understand the subtle and bewitching power of image and storytelling on social media. "I always joke[...]

Possibly the Best Luxury Rental Experience in Tremblant

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It's the little things that make a perfect weekend getaway. It's the songs you play en route in the car, the girls you spot from afar or the drunk friend you simply refuse to leave at the bar. Those little things of course, you can't plan for. But for everything else, there is Le Panache 782: The perfect setup to enjoy a shabby-chic stay directly inside the[...]

Former Arts and Crafts House on High Park Restored by Faithful Investors

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  Sometimes, a couple of individuals get together to do the right thing. The story of 320 Indian Road in Roncesvalles Village, Toronto could have been one of typical (and natural) densification. With new effective zoning allowing to erect a multiplex building, the old Arts & Craft house didn't really stand a chance. But somehow, a group of inve[...]

Inside A Grandiose Unit at Le St-Regis with Martin Rouleau and Marketing Author Jules Marcoux

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What are we exactly? Social climbers? Some sort of fancy urban explorers? Imposters? I can hardly describe what we do at TOWER TRIP. Maybe the whole thing is more of a feeling? Something strange and intricate that grows inside, as we slowly climb the metaphorical steps of the most exciting real estate. One sure thing is that our next guest knows exactly[...]

Haute Voltige! Westmount House Has Tall Atrium Crowned by a Safety Net

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Pictures by Michel Bonomo. I was so pumped, switching lanes back and forth on Sherbrooke street, speeding, trying to get there in time. Arrived on 24 Somerville Street in Westmount, architecture photographer Michel Bonomo and Nathalie Elkouby of Martin Rouleau's team were busy snapping pictures for the upcoming exclusive listing which is about to hit the m[...]

An Ode to South Hill, Yorkville’s Side Chick in Toronto

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About our correspondent: An ex-banker turned realtor, Mariana was born and raised in Bulgaria and credits her creativity, accent and sense of humour to her Eastern European heritage. She is a full time wheeler and dealer at the Boutique firm known as PSR Brokerage in Toronto. Pictures by Mitch Service (@416Shooter) An Ode to South Hill, Yorkville’s S[...]

When You Thought You Had Seen it All : SLS Brickell Hotel & Residences by Philippe Starck

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Brickell seemed even more slick and crispy clean from what I remembered of last year, when we first met with Jamie Maniscalco for a tour of the Miami Financial District. Cranes are everywhere, glass & steel towers keep rising up and a bustling restaurant scene are all fuelled by the international elite's influx of capital. Even though it was 30C outside,[...]

15 years in the Making: Condo Project M dans Montcalm Will Rise in Québec City

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Real Estate Broker Eric Gagnon from Engel & Völkers Québec has invited our Québec city correspondent Taylor Gendron for a tour of the site of the future M dans Montcalm condo project.   As much as Quebec city has been evolving over the past few years, many projects have had the role of building high quantity complexes to meet with increasing[...]

Inside Ma Brasserie: Oldest Montreal Leather Factory Turned Into a Microbrewery With Go-Van

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When Julien Roussin-Côté founder and captain of Go-Van fame told me he frequently parked his "condo" in front of Ma Brasserie in order to surf their free wifi, I thought there was a terrific storyline right there. I therefore organized a little private tour of the new Microbrewery established in Rosemont, Montréal. Inspiring across America The guy[...]

A New Classic: Perles et Paddock in Griffintown and Their Open Late Kitchen

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When I arrived, restaurateurs Maxime Perrault and Jessica Goulet were busy setting up for happy hour. Tonight, the restaurant will stay open until 2 am, a rare commitment and an appreciated perk for the local residents of Griffintown and Old Montreal. "I always admired the classic and timeless institutions like L'Express or the Ritz, who embrace the af[...]

Inside the Surprisingly Zen and Green Office Space of OVH in Québec City

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About our correspondent: Olivier Pouliot is a commercial broker at Avison Young, primarily oriented towards office rental. He enjoys exploring the different “homes” of the workers and follows the new trends in design. The well-being goes through comfort, and all this is created by taking the time to choose the right place and the ideal way to arrange it. [...]

Cafe Osmo Behind Notman House is your New Favorite Remote Work Station

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Open weekdays from 8 am to 7 pm Weekends 10 am, to 4 pm Officially inaugurated yesterday with a garden party, the backyard and enclosed patio of Café Osmo is definitely the best new hangout to work or enjoy a fresh meal. Safely guarded by the urban beehives of local startup Nectar, come watch the zucchinis grow in the little potager at the centrer of thi[...]

Conquering Private Waterfalls for a Summer Swim and a 15 Acres Lot!

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Pictures by Jérôme Labrecque Additional pictures by Jeff Lee Let me tell you how excited I am to bring this epic property to the market. When my clients called me to tell me about this property they wanted to sell in Frelighsburg (Eastern Townships) just 100 km outside of Montreal, I thought they would have to sell ME first! I hence drove down there to mee[...]

The Devil is in the Details at 6669 St-Urbain in the Mile-Ex, Montreal

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Here we are again in architect's dream land, this time to meet with Ashraf M-Ahmed of Fugère Architectes, who drew and developed the beautiful house who was recently sold for just shy of 1.5M$. We were lucky enough to visit a couple of days before the final delivery to the buyers. The Atrium What imposes as soon as stepping inside the contemporary hous[...]

Inside the Luxuriant Residential Complex of Tropiques Nord in Montreal

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  It is spring now and spring is for adventures. On a tropical backdrop, a rare and wild Jeanne RD appears. The instagrammer and creative content producer was invited to tag along for this next exploration. No, we are not in an exotic jungle near Tulum (see previous story) but inside the surreal and huge sunny atrium of the residential project Tropiqu[...]
Jeff Lee
Editor-in-chief & Broker

Jeff loves to discover and explore the best real estate with those who dream big and make it happen. He hopes to bring his marketing and content production expertise to the real estate world. He is also a Real Estate Broker operating in Montréal.