Sited on the privileged banks of the Rivière-des-Prairies, a sought after location since the founding of Montreal. The Ahuntsic-Cartierville | northwest sector of Montreal has experienced a significant development with the construction of many modern and luxurious waterfront residences from the 1950 s to the present day. In recent years this sector has also experienced a sharp increase in value for new construction therefore confirming, once again, the appeal of this coveted spot.
The building is an architectural marvel enhanced by the discerning use of quality natural elements and materials including stone, steel, marble and wood.
The previous construction failed to take advantage of the main quality of the site: an elevated position offering outstanding panoramic views over the water. From the street, the building now presents an architectural envelope that is now organized along conventional lines. Without altering the volumetric envelope, it was possible to create extraordinary space in living rooms | dining room, family room | kitchen | dinette and the master bedroom.
The owners wanted the juxtaposition of several volumes to define this exceptional house taking into account the restrictions of the urban planning department. The interior spaces have benefitted from these outstanding design elements.
For Every Level a Function
The layout of the indoor pool was specifically designed as a gallery of glass and light that constitute the central courtyard of the house, bridging the gap between interior and exterior. The immense living room and dining room are decorated in a California style and form the hub of this residence. The kitchen and family room open to the North side East of the building, overlooking the terrace and tennis court. The kitchen | family room boasts high ceilings, fireplace, an island and an interior BBQ to form a warm and intimate enclave in this vast open room and the indoor pool beyond.
The main staircase sits on a circular axis, linking the living room with its lofty ceiling to the office | library on the mezzanine level. The steps and unifying materials make this room seem to float above the living area | dining room.
One of the levels of this home is devoted almost entirely to daytime activities while a second level is used primarily at night. The games room is mainly restricted to the basement and is well equipped with a two lane bowling alley, billiards, home theater, bar, gym, massage room, and wine cellar. The décor and furnishings are impeccable and the room has been soundproofed.
The added ceiling height has added a new dimension and a myriad of choices of interior design that were not possible before. Both inside and out, this residence resonates with a personal artistic perspective, all located in the heart of a suburban fabric.
There is a strong visual relationship between the façade and the back of the house while the center of the building maximizes natural lighting that penetrates all rooms and creates a unifying whole.
The master bedroom is located adjacent to the living room and shares the spectacular views through the full length French doors. The floor plan of the exceptional master bedroom suite enjoys a spacious bathroom with minimalist decor and exceptionally well planned closets and storage space.
The upper most level houses two more bedroom, a full bathroom complete with tub and glass stall shower plus an office | library.
At nightfall, the breathtaking panoramic views highlight the spatial complexity of the project as seen through the abundant fenestration.
The exterior patios were carefully planned and anchor this exceptional residence in its environment.
The interior courtyard has a mini-putt while the second garden is on the river bank where from the tennis court one can watch the setting sun.
This contemporary marvel was constructed in 2006 and offers a triple garage. It introduces a unique, dynami