Unique 1,593 sq. ft. apartment for rent in Plateau-Mont-Royal. You will be captivated by its Victorian charm, paired with high-end finishes, and authentic character.
The history of the house at 479-781 Prince Arthur West is fascinating. This residence was built in 1897 by James Harper, a Scottish businessman in the pork packing industry and a city councillor from 1896 to 1898. The plans for this house were designed by three architects in the Queen Anne Revival style, a category of Victorian architecture known for its asymmetry and eclecticism.
Over the years, this house has had various destinies. In 1957, it was acquired by the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity of McGill University. Later, it was transformed into a youth hostel and a Hare Krishna temple. In 1978, it became a private property once again.
What makes this house even more exceptional is the preservation of its original architecture throughout the years. It is truly an architectural gem that reflects the rich history of this street and this city.
Upon entering through the magnificent double wooden front door, you'll discover a welcoming and spacious living room. To your right, a convenient entryway wardrobe for your personal belongings. This luxurious living space features a warm gas fireplace and an incredible rounded bay window that bathes the room in natural light. The living room opens up to a spacious dining area, perfect for hosting guests. Adjacent to the dining area, you'll find a kitchen with granite countertops and a 4-seat breakfast bar.
The master bedroom, located on the ground floor, is truly impressive. It offers ample space with two closets for storage, a cozy gas fireplace for those chilly evenings, and direct access to a private balcony. The en-suite bathroom is a true oasis of relaxation, featuring a glass-enclosed shower, a jetted bathtub for unwinding, dual sinks for added convenience, and plenty of storage. The residence boasts high ceilings, measuring 10'8", which enhance the sense of space and elegance in every room.
The basement provides additional space that you will greatly appreciate. A workstation on the landing allows for peaceful work or study. You will also find a bedroom with a practical walk-in closet, a bathroom with a shower, and a laundry room for your convenience.
This apartment stands out as a precious rarity in Montreal's rental market, combining high-end features, generous space, and an exceptional geographic location.
Nearby: Downtown, Mount Royal Park, Universities, McGill subway station, and major roadways.
Inclusions: Refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, washer-dryer, one sofa and light fixtures.
Possibility to rent furnished for $4900/month.