Category archives: Top2017

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[...]

Inside the Most Beautiful Habitat 67 Unit We've Seen so Far

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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 [...]

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[...]

Magical Courtyard and Laneway House create Unique and Confidential Compound in Toronto

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We'd like to congratulate real estate broker Paul Johnston and his team for the recent sale of 1587 Dupont Street in Toronto. Asking price was 2.4M$. "I’ve passed by this building for a number of years, wondering what lay behind the very handsome façade. I suspected that anyone who cared enough to detail their windows so elegantly, likely had crafted so[...]

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 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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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. [...]

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[...]

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[...]

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,[...]

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[...]

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[...]