Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a pet store? OK, probably not. But this $399,000 converted loft for sale near Montreal is not what it looks like from the outside! In fact, behind the all-black former storefront is a gorgeous interior that's nearly 1,500 square feet.
The property is located in Mirabel, an off-island suburb on Montreal's north shore. It has eight rooms and was completely renovated in 2021 with the current owner estimating the cost of the work to be more than $150,000.
If you live in Montreal, chances are you've driven along avenue du Docteur-Penfield in the Golden Square Mile and looked up at the posh-looking buildings, wondering what they're like inside. Now, thanks to a new real estate listing, you can peek inside a $1,499,000 penthouse for sale in the Royal Penfield condominium.
According to the listing, this penthouse was "designed for elegant living on a grand scale."
The map was created by real estate broker Charlyse Amoussou to give you an idea of real estate prices in different parts of the city. Note that the data was collected (using Centris) from January to mid-September 2021.
"Prices are listed for condos sold within a 1km radius of each metro station," the broker said on Instagram.
Amoussou previously made the same type of map to illustrate median condo prices between January and December 2020, which is useful if you want to compare and contrast the two time periods.
According to the maps, prices seem to be on the rise, especially in neighbourhoods located at the ends of the transportation network. For example, the median price of a condo near the Montmorency station in Laval was $250,000 last year, jumping to $298,000 now.
The area around the Laval metro stations is still the most budget-friendly option on the map, as well as the area around Saint-Michel station, where the median condo price is $285,000.
There also seem to be buying opportunities in the eastern part of the city because, from Papineau to Honoré-Beaugrand stations, the median price of condos is under $400,000.
Outremont and Édouard-Montpetit stations have the highest condo prices on the map, with median prices of $637,000 and $824,000, respectively.
It's located at the top of The Boulevard on Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, right across from the mountain and the Montreal General Hospital. If you've ever driven along Avenue Doctor Penfield or Rue Mcdougall, you'll surely recognize it because it looks a lot like a castle.