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Habitat Place Royale

Habitat Place Royale

Habitat Place Royale

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Habitat Place Royale

1 100 000 $

1983

Located at 157 St. Paul West, the Habitat Place Royale real development project had all the elements for becoming one of the most successful developments in Old Montreal. The oak timber frame structure at the west end dates the original construction to around 1850. In 1872, the Frothingham and Workman Building was added to the east of the first building, an L shaped addition with an interior courtyard that connects it to the Gardens of the Sulpicians Seminary.
The project incudes 40 residential units of 100-150 square metres in area, as well as more than 1000 square metres of office space. Unique to this historic sector is that almost 60% of the residential units face a 1000 square metre interior garden.
On the interior, the walls, floors and ceilings were restored exposing the wood and metal structure, as well as the masonry walls and arches, which were incorporated at the time to strengthen the dividing walls. A concrete topping was poured over rigid insulation on all the floor surfaces providing soundproofing between apartments levels and levelling of the floors.