Being the largest suburb of Montreal and the third largest municipality in the province of Quebec, Laval has really come into its own. It continues to flourish with a population of over 400,000 in 2011. Considering this, it makes sense that there is an increasing need for housing. Area builders are up to the task with plans for contemporary-style condominium projects that are sure to satisfy the lifestyles of the growing population. Let’s take a closer look at five shining examples.
Designed by Lemay & DAA, Montreal architects with an international reputation, the project will have 4 state-of-the-art buildings with between 24 and 30 units and penthouses. Each custom-designed unit will measure from 1500 to 4000 square feet.
In addition to the high-end local next to the almost 100-year-old Laval-sur-le-lac Golf Club, the development will be situated in the midst of beautiful mature trees and looking out onto the fabulous vistas over Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. Speaking of views onto the river, each unit will have spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows and oversized terraces and balconies to ensure optimum enjoyment of the surroundings.
The luxury doesn’t end there. At an estimated price of $400 per square foot, the condominiums will be enhanced with an array of amenities, such as a fitness center, heated infinity pool, private lounge area and indoor parking. All this is topped off with easy access to downtown Montreal, major highways and the airport.
If a blend of luxury and convenience is what you’re looking for, you might want to consider the Paton. Only minutes from autoroutes 13 and 15 and the Montreal-Trudeau International airport, the 11 story condo development will feature 2 and 3 bedroom homes on the ground, 2nd, 8th, and 11th floors. With 10 and 11-foot-high ceilings, the dwellings will provide an open feeling and spectacular views onto the river from their large balconies and their generous panoramic doors.
One could certainly feel as if they’re living in a 5-star resort with the added amenities, such as a private marina on the Rivière des Prairies and an impressive interior swimming pool. The swimming area opens to a relaxing lounge, complete with a fireplace. In addition, there will be a state-of-the art golf simulator and exercise studio for athletic-minded occupants.
Another property boasting of 10 and 11-foot-high ceilings and with spectacular views onto pristine scenery, the Aquablu has expansive glass walls that would impress even the most discerning of home buyers.
It could best be described as an exclusive assortment of condominiums, penthouses and waterfront villas located only few minutes away from the Ste-Dorothee train station with direct access to downtown Montreal.
There will be 24-hour concierge service, heated outdoor infinity pool, and spa. There is also a poolside lounge area overlooking the Rivière des Prairies and marina, and a terrace on the west side of the building for enjoying breathtaking sunset views. Anyone interested in this gem of a property might want to take a look soon. The property is expected to be ready for occupancy this year.
The last of the 5 properties in the list is aptly named, The Marquise. It truly is a gem with its amazing common areas, such as a rooftop swimming pool and terrace, exquisite lobby and banquet hall. Not to mention, it has a first class fitness centre and Yoga room.
Eight impressive towers make up the complex which surround a stately fountain. As it is described on the property website, it acts as a kind of “oasis located in Laval at the juncture of highways 15 and 440”. Given its practical location, the Marquise provides easy access to a variety of points of interest, including transit lines in the city. For those who enjoy strolling their neighborhood on foot, Centropolis, Carrefour Laval, many restaurants and activities can all be found within walking distance.
The 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings, themselves, come with a variety of finishes from which to choose, such as Quartz countertops, private lockers, air conditioner, private indoor parking space.
“Oh, but how does one choose?”
As you can see, to those in the market for a truly unique condo-living experience in Laval, the choices are many. Each property has its obvious advantages. The only question is, “How does one decide which one is right?” Perhaps after visiting the websites and letting your visual senses help you decide, you might want to visit in person to let your intuition (or spirit, as some might call it) be the final guide.