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 eccentric homes over the last 2 years (see this previous story). I’m glad we’ve catalogued yet another hidden wonder.

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This 4 498 000$ PH is built on historical site Des Recollets and spreads over 5800 sq/ft. It has a private elevator that opens directly on your place. Some of the rooms remind me of the Teddy Roosevelt home Sagamore Hill, boasting his safari trophies and jungle expedition memorabilia along with other curiosities from distant worlds.

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Skylights in many rooms and the rooftop solarium also provide the property with an indoor / outdoor illusion, fully completed by the lavish vegetation that almost seems to take over sometimes. Look at this jungle bathroom!

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For more information, see the official listing here.

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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.