Category archives: Montreal

Unique Two-Story Penthouse in the Heart of Quebec City

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UPDATE February 21st: The PH is currently on the market for 3M$. For more info, contact Pierre-Olivier Vear at Remax. Story by Taylor Gendron Photos by Simon-Pierre Cote We are thrilled to showcase our first Quebec City property located in none other than the most prestigious spot in town: The Jules-Dallaire Complex. Even though this penthouse situ[...]

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[...]

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 [...]

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[...]

De la Roche Residence in Montreal by NatureHumaine | via ArchDaily

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Pictures by Adrien Williams Via V2Com A couple with two young children wish to transform a duplex located in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie into their principal family residence. The project consists in reorganizing the original portion of the house and enlarging it with an extension in the yard while preserving the façade on the street as required by the city [...]

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[...]

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[...]

Inside the Residence and Vision of The Architect who Created the Projet Normanville

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Pictures by Jérome Labrecque Update: The upper unit featured in this story is currently available for rent. Contact real estate broker Marie Champagne for additional info. This following story was originally published on Jun 8, 2016 Since Marie Champagne and I at Engel & Völkers are bringing to market this last available unit of Projet Nor[...]

Innergex Renews Office Configuration to Please their Growing and Sustainable Workforce

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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. [...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 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[...]