UPDATE: This property has been sold, congratulations to realtor Eric Gagnon and the collaborative broker involved.

Promoted Listing: We had the chance to catch up with real estate broker Eric Gagnon of Engel & Völkers Québec, who recently listed this very unique modern conversion in Quartier Montcalm, Québec.

The intriguing building is located steps away from the new ultra-design wing of The Museum of Fine Arts, impacting the whole neighborhood now branded as Quartier des Arts.

Price tag: 1 088 000$
Architect: Anne Vallières
Conversion: 2011
MLS: 28080365

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“The owner and commissioners of this house were very fond of the conversions projects, duplex cottages and small residential architecture house and decided to create one in Québec” explained Eric Gagnon.

This is therefore quite a rare product for Québec, where urban density don’t necessarily force builders and architects to be creative with smaller lots. The L shape building formed by the original duplex and the added extension creates a confidential and private courtyard.

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“A major landscaping investment was made to achieve a costa-rica inspired type of garden, which requires very little upkeep. Greens and trees like the beautiful Magnolia are hence allowed to sprawl and grow to envelop the garden in nature and shade.”

The intricate shape of the constructions also allows for multiple levels, passerelles, private rooms and patios on all floors. Notice the green roof and vegetable garden extending from the master bedroom, creating a indoor-outdoor flow.

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“All these different levels create much intimacy in the wings, while the center common areas and the kitchen are huge and perfect to gather for meals and entertainment. It’s very comfortable for a family and their guests to stay over” told us Eric Gagnon.

For more information about this unique and beautiful house in Québec, visit the official listing page.

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