Every week we’ll take you inside a special home for sale somewhere in Canada. The listings will be less than $1-million — this first beauty squeaks in just under.
Ticking off “internationally acclaimed architectural landmark” isn’t your typical MLS search engine option, but it’s the defining characteristic of apartment 513 on 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy. Habitat 67 was designed by Canada’s first starchitect, Moshe Safdie, when he was only 23 years old. It was a school thesis/social experiment turned Expo 67 pavilion turned architectural wonder of the world. His design allowed for each unit to have its own roof garden, flow of fresh air and maximum natural light by staggering the storeys — up until this time, the standard high-rise was a vertical tower, which didn’t allow for any of these features. The signature stacked concrete cubes offer density on the urban man-made Mackay pier in the Cité du Havre, while open-concept design offers unobstructed views of the St. Lawrence River and Montreal’s cosmopolitan skyline — and maybe even views of the penthouse Safdie still owns.
Address: 2600 Ave. Pierre-Dupuy, Apt. 513
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie, Quebec
Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 2,072 square feet
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