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Fortune Eco-Condos. April 19, 2011

We recently received news from the Ville de Montreal that our building permit is ready to be issued.  We are now hard at work lining up contractors to start excavation, foundation and framing.

The design of the project has evolved throughout the process with the City’s urban planning department.  The final design is even better than the original one.

This project will feature three LEED-certified Eco-Condos:  The first floor unit will also include the basement, offering a 1,985 square foot two bedroom condo on two levels, with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a yard out back.  The second floor unit offers 1,390 square feet of living space with three bedrooms – two bedrooms and a bathroom on the main level and a master bedroom suite with private terrasse on an upper level.  The third floor unit offers 1,200 square feet with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.  The master bedroom suite is on a mezzanine level, offering a two-storey living space.  Off the mezzanine level are two decks, front and rear, and a green roof.  Spectacular views of downtown.

The following plans are still preliminary and subject to change:




The Dep – Getting Leaner and Meaner

Resumed work on Charon recently.  Continued to strip out the interior – all done now.  And removed all the bricks off the back wall – getting ready to transform the back facade with bigger and brighter windows and doors.

Eco-Habitat in The Gazette

On Saturday April 12, The Gazette HomeFront Section featured an article on Eco-Habitat.  Great exposure for our business and specifically for our house on Coleraine.  Thanks to Donna Nebenzahl and The Gazette for their support.

Please note the minor corrections that our architect’s name is Eric Majer (not Madjer) and our phone number is 514-564-1455 (they printed our fax number).


Coleraine Eco-Cottage Vendu ! Sold !

After several weeks of considering different options, our Coleraine Eco-Cottage has found someone with whom to share its life.  Many phone calls, visits and open houses were involved.  And suddenly, it was love at first sight.  The house is looking forward to living with its new owners, and vice-versa !


Coleraine Eco-Cottage is on the Market!

2349 rue Coleraine, fully renovated

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FreeCycling on Charon (The Dep)

Working on stripping out the inside of “The Dep” this week.  Unfortunately there is a ton of stuff that goes into a container.  Plaster from the walls and ceilings must be removed to reveal all the wonderful structure underneath.

We always strive to minimize the amounts going into the container by putting free stuff out on the sidewalk to be re-used or recycled.  The response on Charon has been very positive.  All of the interior doors have been picked up to be re-used.  As well as all of the door casings and the baseboards.  Slightly-used fluorescent tubes from the stores’ light fixtures have been picked up.  A substantial amount of wood (clean and free of nails) also.

And a local scrap merchant has removed everything made of metal to be recycled – this includes all pipes, wiring, the oil furnace and the oil tank.

The old place is looking lighter and brighter already !

Coleraine Eco-Cottage December 28

Modern Stairs. Going Down...

Living Room. All finished and ready for furniture !

Coleraine Eco-Cottage December 18

The Entrance dazzles in Red:

Entrance Hall in Red. Entrance Closet wrapped in Cedar.

The Living and Dining Area is open all around. Perfect for relaxing, enjoying and entertaining (furniture recommended).

Open Spaces.  Open me a Heineken please...

The Ensuite Master Bathroom features a Soaker Tub, Heated Tile Floor and this Splendid Shower with both Rain Shower and Hand-held Shower.

Master Bathroom Shower. Shower the People... (a james taylor song)

More photos coming soon !    Wait until you see the Kitchen ! And the Master Bedroom !  And the Basement !  And the Open Stairway !  And…

Coleraine Eco-Cottage December 15

The last few weeks have seen  the following installed: new Energy-Star Windows, Very Kool Kitchen and new Steel Stairways.  Bathrooms are now complete and Painting finished up.  Today the final coat of Low-VOC Water-based finish goes on the floors.  Next the Quartz Counters get installed in the kitchen and the tile backsplash installed.

Then we polish up the place and get it ready to show off at our first Open House.  Stay tuned for details.

Cold Outside, Toasty Warm Inside !

All Dressed Up in Grey ! ( just the eaves to finish up... )

New Stairs! New Paint! Fresh Floors! When Can We Move In ?

Coleraine Eco-Cottage November 12

A week of great finishing progress.  Hardwood floors all installed.  Ceramic tiles all installed.  And painting underway.

Family Bathroom all tiled. Just need a Rubber Duckie !

Master Bathroom. Tub and Shower.

Benjamin Moore Eco-Spec. Zero-VOC Healthy Paint.