This lovely duplex is located in Westmount, Montreal's most elegant neighborhood, close to downtown. It has a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apt on the 2nd floor and also a charming basement apt with a private garden entrance for a more budget minded traveller. At the end of the road you will find wonderful food shops, trendy boutiques and great restaurants. Bus and metro transportation is minutes away. Nearby is Westmount Park, a superb library and a fabulous YMCA. Colourful Atwater Market and the Lachine Canal recreation path are nearby and centre of town is a short direct bus or metro ride away. The apt has rooms that are generous in size with high ceilings and hardwood floors and the area is very quiet and great for sleeping. A sunny back balcony is a wonderful place to dine al fresco. The living room has a fireplace and opens to a dining area that can seat 8.
I have been living in Montreal since I graduated from the Universityof Western Ontario. I was fascinated by the city as a little girl and there was no question that it was the place for me to make my way in life. I made my career in Montreal's fashion industry and now that I am retired, I split my time between Montreal and my second home in Stowe Vermont. I have the best of both worlds..an exciting, sophisticated, international city with out of this world restaurants and a delightful country retreat with all sorts of athletic outdoorsy things to do. Do come and visit either of my favourite places and see what I am so in love with. You can see my Stowe property as # 248825 on Homeaway's site.
MY grand father was an architect in England and I think the love of houses, especially those with old bones, is in my blood. I bought this house when I was young and foolish, but in fact it was the smartest thing I could ever have done. It was a forced savings program for me and instead of buying more shoes and handbags, I paid my mortgage and now this wonderful house is paying me back.
The very special thing about this house is that it is in the most charming neighbourhood. Westmount is rather exclusive, but where I live on a street just off Sherbrooke St, there is a real village feeling with everything you could possibly need within walking distance. It is an old district, so the trees are mature and there is a quiet elegance in the Victorian architecture.