Others know it as the "molar house" — but whatever you call it, you'll want to see the 34-foot indoor pool.
Montreal is home to a number of weird, whacky and wonderful homes but the "roller coaster house" (known to others as the "molar house") is truly iconic. Since the property backs onto Rue Fleet, chances are high that you've driven past it and pointed it out, marvelling at its exterior design. But what does it look like on the inside?
If you've always wondered about the interior, you finally have an opportunity to peek inside. Located on Place Fallbrook in Hampstead, the roller coaster house is currently for sale. This means that — thanks to a real estate listing from Team Ann Malka — we are privy to the photos and features of the unique six-bedroom residence, which is going for an asking price of $4.95 million.
The roller coaster house, listed by luxury brokers Ann Malka, Jade Sequerra and Tevin Crooks (Profusion Immobilier | Christie's International Real Estate), sits on a 9,270-square-foot lot.
When you enter, you first notice the high ceilings and original late '70s architecture, as the house was built in 1976.
The next thing you notice — visible through a glass wall on multiple floors of the home — is the 34-foot indoor pool, surrounded by 24-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the backyard.
The pool area even has its own circular bar and sitting space.
"Across the hall, the glassed-in living room offers a large entertaining area, a dining room and a beautiful traditional kitchen with balcony overlooking the garden," the listing explains.
There are six bedrooms, five bathrooms and one powder room. Whoever gets the master bedroom actually gets a whole floor to themselves with what the listing describes as "private quarters." The remaining bedrooms are on the garden level plus one in the basement.
While there is no actual roller coaster in the home, bonus features include a wood fireplace, two-car garage and jacuzzi bathtub.
So, is it exactly how you pictured it?
She says she offered $200,000 over the asking price.
Quebec influencer and entrepreneur Élisabeth Rioux shared a peek of her family's new home in Quebec in a December 7 YouTube video.
For those who don't know, Rioux and her partner, Christo, have been searching for a house in Quebec after nixing — or at least postponing — plans to move full-time to Costa Rica.
Until now, she has offered glimpses of her search for a new property with her followers. Narcity and MTL Blog confirmed that she visited this $1.2 million modern cottage-style house in Saint-Sauveur after a photo of a sitting room appeared in her Instagram story.
But, according to Narcity Québec, Rioux and Christo ultimately settled on a home in Blainville, five minutes from a warehouse used by Hoaka, Rioux's swimwear company. She announced in the December 7 video that they had closed on the property and were in the process of conducting inspections.
She said that, given the red hot Montreal real estate market, they had to offer $200,000 over the asking price.
Despite the hefty price tag, Rioux said she's happy with the home — even if the couple does foresee extensive renovations.
"Our new house is so pretty, but there's still renovations that I want to do inside," she said in the video. Christo added at the end of the vlog that he plans to "completely renovate" the house.
Rioux's brief preview shows what looks like the new home's great room, an open living, kitchen and dining space with high, coffered ceilings, arched windows and a generous supply of bulky mouldings.
Rioux and Christo concluded by inviting viewers to follow along on their journey moving into and renovating their new home.
That clawfoot tub! 😍
You can probably picture a classic Quebec chalet — simple, rustic and charming in an "I built this with my bare hands" kind of way. But if you step inside, you may be surprised by a stunning interior, which is exactly the case with this four-season mini-chalet for sale near Quebec City at an asking price of $350,000.
If its rustic modern elegance doesn't win you over, those large windows looking out onto the surrounding landscape will.
The chalet consists of an open concept kitchen, a living room with its own fireplace, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. Most of the rooms are laid out on the main floor, but one of the bedrooms is on its own mezzanine level equipped with a bathroom, a clawfoot tub and storage.
It also has a solarium, where the dining room is currently set up, that overlooks the 14,341-square-foot wooded lot with two pine forests. This room has a second fireplace, making dinners and board game nights even cozier.
Located in Saint-Isidore, the property is perfectly situated if you enjoy the outdoors in both summer and winter. From the property, you can easily access hiking and snowshoeing trails, an ice rink and a lake where you'd have a dock and space for boats. There's also a river dotted with islands and rapids nearby.
Looking at the photos, it's easy to picture life in this chalet. Imagine waking up in the morning, pouring yourself a cup of coffee and staring out at the tree-filled landscape before a day of outdoor adventures. How blissful!
Magazine Worthy Mini-Chalet
Address: 814-2141 rang de la Rivière, Saint-Isidore, QC
Description: This chalet in the woods of Saint-Isidore may look rustic on the outside, but the inside would impress even the most glamorous, interior design-conscious buyer.
Is this really the same place? 🤯
Bookworms know not to judge a book by its cover. And as it turns out, the adage applies to real estate as well. Even though this loft for sale on the South Shore of Montreal looks like a warehouse from the outside, the inside looks remarkable once you walk through the door. It might even make you say, "WOW," the moment you begin to explore.
Located in Longueuil's LeMoyne neighbourhood, this property is 6,000 square feet and is going for about $2,325,000.
It was built in 1967, yet this 20 room loft has been renovated and completely transformed to meet the needs of modern tenants.
Due to the large windows, natural light shines all throughout. The rooms are spacious with minimalist decor. But the most impressive element is the kitchen since it comfortably fits ten people.
Its dark-coloured cabinets also look modern with the wood counters adding a rustic touch.
Up on the second floor, you'll also find the living room, dining room, four bedrooms, a powder room, and two bathrooms. The master bedroom comes with a massive walk-in closet and a bathroom that could easily fit a hockey team. Another important thing to note is that the loft's second floor is almost entirely open concept.
Overall, this loft combines a modern look with enough rooms to satisfy the needs of a big family. If people get over the rough exterior, they might find themselves in an incredible home.
South Shore Loft With Surprising Interior
Address: 1905, av. des Pins, LeMoyne, QC
Not a bad place to be stuck during a snowstorm.
Any cheesy Christmas movie fan has felt the urge to move to a snowy remote village during the holidays at least once in their life. And this Quebec cottage for sale an hour and a half from Montreal feels like the perfect place to live a moment like this out.
Located in West Bolton in the Montérégie region, this rustic home will immerse the new owners in a fairytale setting worthy of a Sunday afternoon movie. The well-known realtor in this area, Elise Delorme, confirmed with MTL Blog that "the transaction is being finalized this week and that [they] have received several offers."
Surrounded by trees, this home listed at $1,250,000 sits on a 238,709 square foot lot and has a private pond where swimming is possible in the summer.
Next to the house is a shed perfect for storage, as well as a cute little dock to sit on while admiring the scenery and the pond.
Inside, the second floor is completely open concept and with the many windows, light penetrates very easily, while showing a glimpse of a magical snowy scenery in winter.
On the first floor, you can find the kitchen, the dining room, a bathroom and two living rooms, one of which overlooks the back terrace and the small pond.
When you walk up the stairs to the second floor, you see two bathrooms, two bedrooms and an office that could also be used as a bedroom. Each room is equipped with large windows that allow you to admire the entire property.
A family room, a bedroom and a laundry room are located in the basement. For movie lovers, the living room could easily be transformed into a home theatre or a game room for those who prefer a little action in their day-to-day.
The huge lot located on Glen Mountain, between Mount Gauvin and Mount Foster is a perfect little paradise for those who like the typical cottage, but with a modern touch.
The backyard looks like a spa!
If you've been keeping up with the life of Quebec entrepreneur Élisabeth Rioux, you know her plans to live in Costa Rica permanently have changed. Rioux now plans to live six months in Quebec and the rest of the year in Central America.
Standing on Chemin des Méandres, this home built in 2006 draws its charm from its spacious but still cozy and warm spaces thanks to the surrounding greenery, the neutral tones of the interior and the backyard that is worthy of a spa.
We know Rioux visit this home because she shared this room on Instagram a while back and it's still there in the highlight titled House visits. Also, because the realtor Carolane Piché confirmed it with MTL Blog. Piché also confirmed the house has been sold, but could not say who purchased it.
One of the rooms that is absolutely breathtaking is definitely the family room, which is directly at the entrance and which lets the light penetrate thanks to the abundant fenestration.
In total, there are two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room, a double garage and a huge open concept basement.
On the main floor are the living room, kitchen, dining room, powder room, access to the garage and 14 foot high cathedral ceilings.
Two bedrooms and two bathrooms can be found on the second floor.
The large main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a waterfall in the ceiling. Pretty lavish, right?
The basement has been completely renovated and is large enough to accommodate two bedrooms, a playroom and/or a home theatre.
The backyard of the house, which is included in the 53,839 square foot lot, is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. There is a large pool, spa, sauna and relaxation areas, all in an intimate setting since the house is close to a beautiful wooded area.
Address: 52, chemin des Méandres, Saint-Sauveur, QC