Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 33

I live in a pretty incredible area - in Montreal, It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and tons of charm - and 20th century architecture, just steps away from the city center, it's also a pretty expensive neighbourhood ( in which I live in servants quarters basically compared to what I'm surrounded by ) 
Because there are days I don't have furniture makeovers to show you - I've chosen Wednesdays to showcase and feature one or two homes that are for sale around here.................( or apartment - or duplex - or teepee )
Keep in mind this is in the heart of the city - so the prices reflect that  - think Manhattan - where these places would cost 3 or 4 times what they're listed for here!
On occasion I'll showcase beautiful homes in other areas - countries - continents - the one thing most of them will have have in common will be their age - because I love old homes with stories to tell, join me won't you?

Good morning everyone!
I forgot it was Wednesday lol - so it's a little late today :)
( don't know whether I'm coming or going lately ) 

Ok right to business - all UNDER a million - because generally I show over a million or 2 - I wanted you to see that people DO live here for under that amount................( like me - and mine is well under the amounts of the one's I'm about to show you ) 

4 bedrooms - 2 baths
Lower Duplex ( a duplex in Montreal consists of 2 homes - one on the lower level and one above ) 
Includes basement
Realtor  Marie Laure Guillard

love the greek key inlay floors!


Next is the Redfern Apartments 
it's not easy to find a 3 bedroom - 2 bathroom in this building - they don't come up often - so don't think it'll be listed for long
Realtor  Sylvie Lafreniere

Lobby ( if it looks familiar it's because I listed a 2 bedroom a while back from this apartment building )


3rd bedroom - being used as den

roof top deck

Next one is the UPPER of a duplex
3 bedrooms - 2 baths - family room 
Realtor  Brian Dutch



Kitchen - I love this room - it looks so authentically charming

and that's how you live in Westmount - in the heart of Montreal - adjacent to Downtown for under 
a million!

have a wonderful Wednesday everyone..............

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  1. Thanks for the glorious tour! Happy WW :)

    ~ Jill

  2. They're very nice, but where would I put my table saw?

  3. Love the first one especially, and the Greek key floor goes well with the Spartan look in decorating, I'd say. The second one is out for me. don't like a black kitchen or the black and white tile. Love the balcony of the third one. So glad you're going with under a million now, for I can plan to buy one for my summer home. lol

  4. Hmmmm.......of the 3 I'd opt for the 2nd one. I was going to say I loved this and this and this (character/architectural details) but there are too many to list! The first one seemed bland and even tho the 3rd one had great character the bathrooms were squishy and there didn't seem to be space to steal to enlarge them. I did think an old antique dresser in a bedroom with a vessel sink might work. What can I say - I like being different. Thank you for the tour :-)

  5. I love the apartment oh how charming with the old vintage fireplace mantel. I love the character of that one too. Love all the architectural details so much personality. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I believe that this confirms what I've always thought: I'm a true under-a-million girl.

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  8. I think the last one is my favourite, though I'm not sure I really want to live in Canada anymore, given your last email...

  9. Love this place, the kitchen is great and I love the fireplace mantel too. Hope you are having a great week.


  10. Hi Suzan!!!

    Love your choices!!!

    If I could pick one, it would be the Upper Duplex. My goodness, you get a very spacious living area. Every room is great. It's hard to pick my fav, but, I do love that Kitchen!! The bedrooms were big and then you also have an office. You would never tell all this was in that top floor!!

    Remember...Take time for yourself!!


  11. I know this isn't about decor, BUT I love the mid-century decor of the first home.

    1. So do I Heather - and I'm not even a fan of mid - century !!!

  12. Like Heather said, I know this isn't about what's inside the homes (which are beyond lovely, by the way) but is that an old sewing machine complete w/pedal that they're using for their TV in the top home?? I think it is, and if so, I love love love that!!! :)

    Happy Wednesday. :)

  13. Redfern- is the place where I staged a home for HGTV. The Property shop. You can view it on my blog. Beautiful building!!!

  14. It would be hard to choose, but I think I would have to go for the last one because of the beautiful windows throughout and the kitchen. Can I move in this weekend?


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