REAL ESTATE PROJECT
Le Quatrième: digging starts soon
The 225,000-square-foot project south of Bouchard Ave. is a logical extension of the previous phases of this Dorval housing development transforming the neighbourhood between Highway 20 and Lac StLouis.
“We’ve followed the evolution of our clients,” said Mark Giannandrea, sales director for Le Quatrième, where crews outside are finishing the infrastructure in anticipation of digging that begins in a matter of days.
Across the road lies Espace MV3 Collection which, along with Le Quatrième and the MV2 and MV1 before it, helps entice thousands of people into this sector, changing the demographics of this aging community in Dorval bordering Lachine.
“We’ve seen a person buy his first small condo, then meet a woman, and they buy a bigger one. Now they are starting a family and are coming across the road to purchase a townhouse. It’s happening a lot since we started in 2009,” Giannandrea said. “People are staying in this neighbourhood we created.”
Le Quatrième is a mixed offer — six single-family homes, 39 townhouses in five phases, three sixplexes, and two condo buildings of five and eight storeys, respectively, for a total of 265 units on an exclusive cul-de-sac, and completing a total 1,000 new addresses in the sector.
Financed by private investment fund Ipso Facto and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, the project has attracted the attention of a diverse roster of buyers with the first two phases of townhouses sold out and to be delivered in November and February, respectively. (Phase 3 sales open in a few weeks.)
While the condominiums at MV3 are almost half-sold (ranging in price from $179,000 to $425,000, parking and taxes included, and scheduled for delivery in summer 2017), the townhouses in Le Quatrième are a big draw, Giannandrea said.
“Sizes range from 1,886 up to 2,044 square feet, including a 528-square-foot mezzanine,” and are priced from $521,000 to $598,000 (tax included). Mezzanines are a popular choice, he said, as their size offers opportunities for expansive master bedrooms with large bathrooms and closets, playrooms, office suites and more.
Next door to Académie SainteAnne, the units have air-conditioning, a two-car garage and large 400-plus-square-foot terraces which will enjoy abundant sunshine. A mixture of new and mature trees line the property in a lot that is 40 per cent green space.
The homes are spacious with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, lots of windows for abundant natural light, and a host of high-end finishings.
All floors are hardwood in nine available finishes, and bathrooms and kitchens feature quartz countertops.
“It’s very design-oriented,” Giannandrea explained, adding: “Open spaces, large windows, everything people want in a contemporary townhouse, minimalist flush European-style kitchens, and more. Our standard finishing is already high-end.”
A refined, welcoming entrance will front Le Quatrième, which opens onto what will be De L’Académie Ave., with bus stops at the door of the project and situated a few minutes from Dorval train station, the STM terminal, Lakeshore Rd. bike path and Highway 20, making it a commuter’s dream location.
“A lot of our buyers work downtown and living here means it take them 15 minutes to get to work.”
Equally close, Giannandrea said, is the Trudeau Airport — but not too close.
“No, we are out of the flight path,” he said, laughing. “In fact we are parallel to it, so there are no flyovers here. It’s very quiet and very private.”
Fees are $125 per month and include full access to the Club Space to be located at the top floor of the new condo building, complete with relaxation lounge, spa, training centre and rooftop pool with
exquisite views of the lake.
Within walking distance of elementary and secondary schools, public parks, cycling paths, public transit and municipal and commercial services, the $72-million project is banking on buyers seeking a nature-friendly environment that is minutes from the downtown core.
Dorval and Lachine do not disappoint, with a multitude of activities as well as recreational, cultural and community facilities including a marina, waterfront boardwalk, yacht club, golf course, public market, as well as swimming pools and an arena.