A Spacious and Eye-catching Two-bedroom in the Heart of St-Henri

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?

Not someone who needs an office corner? Make the space your own. Why not add a bench and a coat rack or armoire to make getting in and out of the house a breeze? Perhaps a cozy chair and reading lamp. Notice the original 2x4s repurposed to create the illusion of a room divider? 
The generously proportioned master bedroom easily accommodates a queen-size bed with room to spare for matching bedside tables. The custom wall-to-wall closet system with integrated lighting has all the drawers and hanger space a couple could ever need. No need for bulky furniture in this sleekly designed space.

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.

The bathroom has fresh wall and floor tile, new plumbing and a new 40-gallon hot water tank relocated from the building’s basement to a closet in the apartment. The faucets and shower fixtures have been updated. The bathroom mirror has optional make-up lighting, as well as new pots lights and a ceiling vent. 

 The dining area has been installed between living room and kitchen though there’s room to play if you want it to be in the corner of the living room or closer to where the cooking happens. The kitchen has been completely redesigned with three tall windows and a door leading to the big and broad covered balcony with outdoor storage locker. There’s ample storage, a wine rack, tiled backsplash, quartz counters, deep under-mounted sink and under-cabinet lighting. The three-speed range hood vents outside. The three stainless steel appliances are brand-new and included in the sale. Washer and dryer hook-ups are hidden in a floor-to-ceiling cupboard at the back of the kitchen. Unpack your coffee maker and move right in.

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.