Homes

Condo of the Week: $295,000 for Vanier loft in historical École Cadieux

This week, we peek inside a unit in the former École Cadieux that was developed into LEED certified condos in 2009.

Address: 345 St Denis Street, Unit 210
Neighbourhood: Vanier
Agent: Rob Marland, Royal LePage Performance Realty
Price: $295,000
Previously sold for: $310,000 in 2013

The Place
With 12-foot ceilings and unique heritage details (water fountains in the hallways!) this is a special building in the (slowly) gentrifying neighbourhood of Vanier. Stainless steel appliances and a walk-in closet give the place that  modern sparkle.

The open kitchen/dining area:


And the attached living area:

Nice big windows in the living room:

And the bedroom:


The second room, at 9’11” x 11’4”, could be used as a den, office, or child’s room:

Or it could be both office AND nursery:

The History

When the classic brick schoolhouse was restored in 2009, the Redevelopment Group targeted environmentally conscious buyers with free bikes and VrtuCar memberships. While it seems people have been talking about the gentrification of Vanier for ages, the new development at St. Charles on Beechwood (just a 15-minute walk from this St. Denis address) suggests big changes are coming.

The 4-piece bathroom:

The balcony overlooks Nault Park:

 

Big Selling Point
This energy-efficient low rise condo is in a great location for the urban dweller looking for high walkscore or a bike-friendly location.

Possible Deal Breaker
Vanier isn’t for everyone but those who like it, like it a lot — and many of those people are raising families. 

By the numbers

• 1,420 square feet
• $534 in condo fees
• 1 bathroom
• 1 balconies
• 1 bedroom
• 1 parking space