This post is brought to you by TOWER TRIP Magazine. Story and pictures by Frédérique Gravier & Michèle Beauchamp-Roy.
You may have heard about this secret spot on Poitevin street, one corner north from Avenue Mont-Royal.
Recently listed on Remax’s properties, we had the chance to get inside and visit this amazing (and huge) semi-detached cottage; thanks to Équipe Bardagi and the owner Robert Berthelot.
Before getting real deep, let’s talk about the location.
The neighbourhood alone was enough to convince me to visit this spot in the first place (if I could actually afford it, which is not the case… yet). Halfway between a back-alley and a street, it’s the quietest place I’ve ever seen in the area. It’s more-than-well located, in the heart of The Plateau, close to many boutiques, restaurants and parks, it’s ideal. Even cars are here, allowing many children to fill the street instead.
Once an industrial district, a nice mix of original façades and renovated blocks lined Poitevin street.
When we entered – with the excitement of not knowing what was coming – we were faced with a modest entrance, a straight staircase and a few doors. A couple of steps later, and we’re confronted by a whole other portrait: a very wide space, mostly white and industrial, with high coffered ceilings and windows worthy of the most outstanding lofts.
Using the old sale’s office work compartment, the two rooms are set on either side of the house. While the stunning glass walls are another heritage gem from the past. Footed on wooden beams with sliding doors, it brings us straight back to the industrial era.
The kitchen is really neat with its marble island and all-white cabinets. This particular space is really bright thanks to the two large skylights offering an incredible amount of natural light.
Offset from the main area, we can’t help but notice the helical staircase. Easily recognizable from Montreal’s urban landscape, this piece of art is a recent addition to the house and grants access to the rooftop where you’ll find a beautiful terrace just waiting to be furnished. On one side you can admire the Mount Royal, while on the other you have a privileged view on the neighbourhood’s upgrowth.
Last but not the least, we concluded our visit with the ground floor. With its 1600 sq. ft of concrete floor, this blank canvas is just waiting to be painted. Possibilities are endless with a space that wide, it could be turned into additional living area, an artist’s workshop, or simply be used as a garage with its four parking spots.
Despite its strong industrial heritage, this house gives you the chance to make it your own and write a part of its history for no less than $995,000. Thanks again to realtors Caroline and Pierre from Remax’sÉquipe Bardagi for making this venture possible. For more information on this listing, you can visit their website right here.