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Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

For just under $1 million, you can live in the iconic Habitat 67 building.
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The view of the St. Lawrence River from Habitat 67, a Montreal real estate gem.

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 Price: $998,000 Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 2,072 square feet

Montreal Habitat 67 home of the week

Architectural landmark

These concrete modules were home to visiting dignitaries for the World Expo 67.


Habitat 67

Loft life

This three-cube open-concept residence in the Ville-Marie neighbourhood rocks an industrial loft-like vibe within a sophisticated modern box.


Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

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Make an entrance

A grand two-storey entryway leads to a living room and mezzanine.

Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

Let the sun shine in

A generous terrace with heated floor has been converted to a four-season solarium, but could easily double as a family room or dining room.


Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

Flex space

A third bedroom has been converted to a dining room, but could easily be converted back.


Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

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Built-in woodwork

Modern and spare often means no storage—here, rooms include custom, built-in furniture by professional cabinet-makers giving ample places to stash things.


Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

Open plan

From living room and hall to kitchen and dining room, the entirely open plan on the first level is 55 feet in length affording views of the water on both sides.


Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

Bright kitchen

An open-plan kitchen comes equipped with AEG induction cooktop, convection oven, built-in Liebherr fridge and island with Franke double sink and AEG dishwasher—and its own built-in espresso machine in case the copious south-facing light doesn’t wake you up.


Home of the Week: A world-renowned property in Montreal

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