Jogging several times a week around the Mile Ex and Little Italy during this summer, I couldn’t miss all the exciting changes and energy coming to this area of Montreal. Some kind of revival. An eclectic mix of warehouses and lofts have been converted into bars, galleries and restaurants. Established venues like Alexandraplatz Bar, Manitoba, Le Ballpark or Dépanneur Le Pickup were recently joined by the newly opened 820Plaza, Never Apart and Dinette Triple Crown. Everywhere I look, boutique condo projects and soft lofts are racing to completion.

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TMSA is also leading a 40M$ investment to transform 2 industrial buildings into office spaces with hopes to attract tech startups and other new businesses. They clearly want to get a piece of the action already hapening not so far east, in the Mile-End. This project could bring back 2000 workers in the area says Martin Galarneau, vice-president of TMSA.

Roseline Guevremont, broker at Engel & Völkers recently invited us to visit a newly listed penthouse on Mozart street, another sign the neighborhood is on the rise. Joining me for this visit is my friend Sylvain Raymond, also a local dweller who’s been residing and working in Little Italy / Mile-Ex for the last 8 years. Built of 3 floors, this unit is quite unique and rare for the neighborhood.

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“The new and the old found a way to coexist. Every corner has its special emotion whether you are in the more industrialized-gentrification portion of Mile-Ex or the more traditional and young family orientated Little Italy” explains Sylvain.

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Apparent wood beams and finishes bring warmth to the open space while the sleek white finishes counter-balance with sophistication. The main floor is obviously a playground.

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Upstairs, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths will accommodate family & friends. The master bath is indeed gorgeous and very bright, with attention to details such as this glass section that lets the sunlight pour into the next room.

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Climb one more story via by the master bedroom and you now stand on the private terrasse, overlooking the Little Italy and the mountain in the distance.

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“This  loft has a unique point of view of my neighborhood, and I have to admit it: I’m pretty jealous! You won’t find a private residence that resembles that point of view on the market right now. And with designer boutiques on their way and the Jean-Talon market is still going strong, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity” explains Sylvain looking all dreamy.

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Back outside, Roseline also tells us that there is an opportunity for a buyer to acquire the whole building, which includes a commercial space on the ground floor. Perfect for a business owner / investor who would love to contribute to shape the soul of his neighborhood. For more information about this property, please visit the listing page.

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Jeff Lee
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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.