Clean, cool contemporary design meets the warmth of century-old wood in this reworked St-Henri flat at 4794 Dagenais St. Rough-hewn Douglas fir used in the original “pièce sur pièce” framing of the triplex way back when has been reborn as a gorgeous feature wall in the open-concept living room.
That’s only one of the many thoughtful details incorporated in this thoroughly renovated property. Once a warren of small rooms, the space now flows, lending itself easily to different layouts and uses. There is just under 1,100 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and one outdoor parking space. The asking price is $519,000.
The building is an undivided co-ownership. Each of the three co-owners hold a percentage of the building. For 4794, that’s a 32-per-cent stake. That means paying for 32 per cent of any shared expenses (like a roof, for example. Except the roof was installed in 2018. No worries there.) It also means paying 32 per cent of the property and school taxes, which is to say about $1,500 annualy. Financing is mandatorily with the Caisse Desjardins and a 20 per cent down payment is required.
That easy flow starts as soon as you walk in the door, with a light-filled office corner near the front window. Where better to sit and work or read than by a window as the dappled sunlight filters through the trees?
As mentioned, the living room is open, offering three walls for placing your home entertainment system. A new lighting scheme was installed, with dimmable pot lights and recessed LED lighting that casts a warm glow on the timber wall. Choose your favorite of eight colours. A heat pump was added in the living room with oomph enough to cool the flat in summer, heat during all but the coldest days of winter and reduce energy costs the year round.
The second bedroom, ideal for offspring or guests, has a brick wall, custom closet and a built-in bookshelf. Recessed LED lighting illuminates the old brick via a remote control. All the windows, baseboard heating and electrical throughout the flat were redone during the renovations. The original hardwood flooring was preserved and repaired. It can be stained and refinished according to your taste.
Dagenais St is strategically located between Notre-Dame St and St-Jacques St and between St-Remi and de Courcelle. Some of the neighbourhood’s most popular spots, Arthur Nosh Bar, Torteria Lupita, Tuck Shop and too many tasty taco joints to mention are within easy strolling distance. Ditto the Terrasse St-Ambroise and the Centre Gadbois, with its many sports offerings, arenas and indoor community pool. St-Henri metro station is an 11-minute walk, or a six-minute bus ride. This property is conveniently located for anyone working in or near the MUHC.
All in all, a beautiful, worry-free living space in a neighbourhood that some say is up and coming. Those in the know say it has already arrived. Give me a call if you’d like to schedule a visit.