Maison Montréal

A SILK PURSE FROM A SOW’S EAR

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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.

BRIGHT, LIGHT AND WHITE

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Sleek mirrors, acrylic-and-glass cabinetry, and marble and mini-crystal tiles contribute to the beauty of the Simoni family’s condominium and its stunning penthouse views.

Hab Haven

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As a Centre for the Montreal Canadiens, David Desharnais knows the importance of passing the puck to a teammate who’s in the best position to score a goal. He took the same winning approach
in decorating his new South Shore home.

IT’S NOW EASIER TO BE GREEN

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Creative thinkers are regularly devising new and innovative ways to solve humanity’s problems.
Swiss designer/entrepreneur Yves Behar, for instance, recently created a smart, solar-powered garden system that monitors soil and water levels. The first female architect in Pakistan, Yasmeen Lari, has built 36,000 safe homes in a flood and earthquake region since 2010, becoming a world leader in providing disaster-relief shelters.

COMFORT WRAPPED IN LUXURY

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A personally addressed note from the general manager is just one of the many special touches the guests of Vancouver’s St. Regis Hotel can expect. Breakfast, free phone calls to anywhere in the world, and luxury accommodations in a well-maintained heritage building are also on offer.

HAB HAVEN

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As the Centre for the Montreal Canadiens, David Desharnais knows the importance of passing the puck to a teammate who’s in the best position to score a goal. He took the same winning approach in decorating his new South Shore home.

WINTER WONDERLAND

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It’s cold and grey in the city, but here at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, the sky is blue and the air is crisp. Curled up in an easy chair before the massive fireplace in the upper lobby at Hotel Quintessence after a walk through the woods, it’s impossible not to fall in love with winter.