Marie-Eve Dufour and Claude-Etienne Fournier never tire of the nature that filters through the expansive windows of their unique home in Val d’Or, Quebec. “We live in a regular suburban neighbourhood, but our densely treed lot gave us the privacy to be able to invite the beauty of all those trees into our daily lives,” Marie-Eve says.
It was a former retirement home, a quadruplex on a block of similar buildings in NDG, most of which were in better repair. But Endrée Villeneuve of Vision enVert knew it could be turned into something special, four smart-home condos with flair.
More than ever, the bathroom has become a retreat, a place to find balance and tranquility. The latest trends in decor reflect this impulse, balancing art and science, nature and technology, while embracing the soothing simplicity of minimalism.
Buy the worst house in the best location – it’s one of the mantras of real estate for those with constrained budgets. The owners of this home in the Caulfeild neighbourhood of West Vancouver took heed and couldn’t be happier with the results.
It wasn’t exactly a horrible house; it was quite liveable, but it did have only a small balcony, too many rooms for good flow, one floor and an unfinished basement.
The proximity of a condo to the dining, nightlife and cultural activities of downtown Montreal sold Salvatore Falci and his partner on a project in the Plateau. And they were especially smitten after they saw the views overlooking a corner park, Mount Royal and downtown buildings.
What did you do on your vacation? Chances are that, unlike the owners of this home in the Crescent Beach neighbourhood, you didn’t decide to tear down a house and rebuild it, find a builder, find a designer, go approximately 10,000 kilometres away and leave them to it.
Arlene Dickinson has spent much of her career helping budding entrepreneurs achieve their lofty goals. It’s somehow fitting, then, that the sole “Dragon Lady” on CBC television’s Dragons’ Den should live in one of Toronto’s loftiest loft buildings, a six-storey refurbished warehouse in the Fashion District.