Le Peterson has been literally making waves with its
unique architectural design.
After several delays, the first Condos were
delivered in September 2016. The building
has been a great success overall with nearly all of the
Condos sold (with the excpetion of the Penthouse units
which are in a category of their own and are about 50%
sold as of the end of 2016).
Located in the
Quartier des Spectacles in the heart of Downtown
Montreal, it was named after Oscar Peterson, a famous
Monteral Pianist. It is the area's tallest building at 36 floors
high. Le Peterson's main selling point is the amazing
views available from most units above the 10th floor. The Le Peterson's
external facade is flat, but
the balconies have curved designs which gives the
impression of an ondulated or 'wavy' design from afar or
when looking up from the street.
The lower floors are
loft style units with mezzanines and double height
windows. There is much additional volume in these units
but few have any of the views that are expected from
this building. As of the10th floor (equivalent) though,
the units are more condo like with today's standard 9ft
ceilings and the balconies that are such an important
design feature of the building.
The heigher the
unit, the more panoramic the views with the
Penthouse units dominating the area with views of the
river, and the Dowtown towners.
amenities are interesting as almost half of the ground
floors' square footage has been make into a lounge area
with a pool table and foozball tables as well as many
tables and chairs. It looks like a high end bar but it
is meant for residents only (though guests are allowed
in of course).
The other interesting common area
is the viewing deck on the 28th floor which is
accessible to all residents and offers 180 degree views
of the area looking south. This has the advantage of not
being a roof terrace so it is covered and not exposed to
the elements (so can potentially be used all year
It also has a large climbing wall for
those who enjoy such activities... from this high up it
can really give the the impression of being on the side
of a moutain.
One bedroom units can be expected
to start around $300,000 and two bedroom units are
available from $450,000. As this is still a relatively
new building, the prices will have to settle over the
next couple of years before we get a better ideal of
their value on the resale market.