Getting the “Royal” treatment
Article mis en ligne le jeudi 1er avril 2010
With the Monkland Village right around the corner and the Villa-Maria metro station next door, the Royal Décarie condominium project at 3825 Décarie St. is in the ideal location. The 16-unit condo project is in full swing with construction ahead of schedule and buyers expected to move in by August of this year.
The condos—which range in price from $239,000 for a one-bedroom to $495,000 for the penthouse two-bedroom—include a green roof, two elevators (eliminating the need for a common hallway), and terraces.
Paul-André Martel, the project developer and sales director, has also worked as a real estate agent for Century 21 for more than 15 years. He insisted in providing high quality construction to potential buyers, something he has learned from previous projects he has worked on.
“The demand for condos in this area has always been very strong but there has been no major project in NDG,” he said. “I believe in this area, doing a high-end quality project here. And the timing was great.”
The project includes four floors with four condos on each floor as well as indoor parking in the basement. Each condo includes a living room area at the front of the building with the bedrooms at the back. The four penthouses on the top floor have private access by way of spiral staircases to the green roof. The green roof, Martel said, is great for the environment, allowing plants to grow as well as not having chemicals released in to the air that would if it were made of tar.
Buyers have a myriad of choices when it comes to the design of their condos. Hardwood floors run throughout the units, with a choice of ceramic flooring for the kitchens and bathrooms. Add-ons include air conditioning, heated floors and granite countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms, as well as natural gas to barbecues, kitchen range or fireplace.
Martel said his goal was to reach out the residents of the area looking to buy a place of their own after renting for many years. He also wanted to attract young professional couples from off the island.
“[The buyers] want to have a good, high-quality step into the city,” he said. “I can hear my clients talking and I answered most of their needs [with this project].”
Half of the condos have already been reserved. The website, with more information and prices, can be found at: www.royaldecarie.com.