The Lofts St-James is a turn
of the century building refurbished in 2002. It was one
of the first quality buildings in Downtown Montreal's
most recent construction surge.
designed as an office building in Montréal's Fur
District, its beautiful facade has been kept and
upgraded, new windows have been put in, and all the
walls were torn down. The much thicker concrete of the
day was kept which improves sound proofing, and new
large divisions were created for the 12-14ft ceiling
lofts. A gym and roof terrace were installed which
offers panoramic city views.
Just this year, the
gym was upgraded and the corridors were re-painted and
re-carpeted to give a more modern look.
units are large with real hardwood floors and plenty of
storage. Some of them still have their original open
plan 'loft' design whereas others have had partitions
installed to use the huge space available to create
bedrooms and offices.
Located just north of St
Catherines street and a few minutes walk from McGill
University and the underground city, this is exactly
where a downtown resident would want to be.
Because of the relative age of the building (and by
consequence the lower prices at which original buyers
purchased) prices per square foot can fluctuate
enormously. However the smaller units (around 650sqft)
can be found for just over $200,000 and pricier units
over 1500 sqft with two bedrooms and views over the St
James Church after which the building is named, can be
found for between $500,000 and $800,000. Most units are
priced between $300,000 and $400,000 however.