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 there are three bedrooms and 1 bathroom. We asked broker Maxime Tardif a little more info about the background story.

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What’s the short story behind the transformation of this building / property?

This beautiful urban home was built in the late 1800’s and was first used as a warehouse to store cotton coming from out of sea to the port of Montreal. Along the years, it was also used as a leather factory. The last known owner was a wood carver.

The property was recently renovated using mostly recycled materials and the result is stunning: its structural wood beams on the ceiling and its grand staircase give a majestic look to the house. The “garage” space is unbelievable – it is almost half of the house and opens up on a large and quiet park. It offers a perfect space for an artist, a professional or simply a family wanting a lot of space in the city. The rooftop potential is out of this world imagine a huge private terrace where one can create its own retreat.

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What do you like the most about this house?

It was simply love at first sight: we were struck by its space, its uniqueness, its character and world of possibilities this building had to offer. The high ceilings are phenomenal. It’s huge garage space is unparalleled and is ready to be turned into a family room, an office, a gym or an atelier; whatever suits your desires. We also loved the fact that it opens up directly on the park and bike path.

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Describe what’s interesting about the area?

HOMA is the new place to be. A lot of artists, business people, hipsters, and young families are falling in love with the neighbourhood. For a fact, it has everything you need: it is very close to downtown and other great Montreal neighborhoods and has easy and speedy access to major highways, bridges and tunnels, public transportation and bike paths. It has a lot nice parks and world re-known attractions such as the Botanical Garden and Olympic Park as well as great cafés and restaurants. This up and coming area is one of the most promising in the city and definitely worth discovering.

Currently offered at 569,000 $. Full listing info here.

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Vanida Nhouyvanisvong
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Vanida is a Parisian student majoring in management and marketing from Nanterre University. She is passionate about art, indie rock music, and vintage design and decoration. She enjoys recycling old materials and gives them a second life. She also enjoys to discover and explore beautiful landscapes. She will contribute to develop editorial relationships and social media engagements with the Paris influencers.