Metropolitan Sanctuary

The occasional home — explore the choicest urban paradises, pied-à-terre havens in your favourite city.

Vancouver Jewel On Top (SOLD June 2015 $2,880,000 CAD)

 PH4-1102 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

The 2,478 sq. ft. double-story penthouse in Artemisia, a 21 home boutique urban residence, is a sumptuous retreat, with stunning 30-ft high jewel-case glass windows, the perfect place for a chic personal office. Impeccable décor, white interiors, exude grace and ultra modernity. Custom-built cabinetry, gourmet kitchen fitted with top-quality German-made Gaggenau home appliances make entertaining a delight. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms.

This property was sold in June 2015 for $2,880,000 CAD.

Contact Ben Amzaleg ([email protected]) , (604) 626-2725

Photography by Colin Perry/Ben Amzaleg


Downtown Living At Its Finest


1501 – 667 HOWE ST, Vancouver, BC

Delightful 1,040 sq ft abode at The Residences at Hotel Georgia in the heart of downtown Vancouver. An ideal pied-à-terre. It features light oak floor and millwork, a Milson home technology package, premium German-made Miele kitchen appliances & a spa-bath with Carrera marble. For those looking for a sophisticated, European experience. Enjoy 24-hour concierge and other first-class hotel services. 1 bedroom plus den, 1 bathroom.

Offered at CAD$1,288,000

Contact Christopher Boyd, Rennie & Associates Realty, (604) 351-0533

Toronto  Five-Star Lifestyle at Home

50 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 5301, Toronto, Ontario

Indulge in this 2,000 sq. ft. sub-penthouse on the 53rd floor. Four Seasons Private Residence. Impressive views of Rosedale from a private balcony, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, electric blinds, 12-ft. high ceilings, fireplace, walk-in closet, and private elevator access. Enjoy superb amenities at home — 24-hour valet parking and concierge, housekeeping, room service, spa, gym, indoor pool. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Offered at CAD$3,600,000

Contact Richard Silver/James Burtnick, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, (416) 960-9995.


Montréal Pied-à-Terre Extraordinaire

PH901/2 555 Rue de la Commune, Ouest, Ville-Marie, Quebec

Picture yourself in this glass-encased penthouse. Breathable, chic, bold, modern with Italian-inspired kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows: offers breathtaking views of city, river, and annual L’International des Feux Loto-Québec fireworks. Montréal designer Stéphane Fréchette recreated wrap-around patio for superb outdoor living. Coupled with an amusement room, this tiara in the sky makes get-togethers a dream come true. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

Offered at CAD$2,795,000

Contact Susan Lloyd Leduc, Christies’ International Real Estate, (438) 882-8088 or Catherine Dawe, KW Realty, (514) 910-2215


New York Sapphire in the Clouds

7 East 35th Street PH16F, New York, New York

A sometimes-home in the azure midtown Manhattan sky. 4,200 sq. ft. multi-level jewel set with glass-topped 20-ft. cathedral ceilings, three wood-burning fireplaces, elegant oblique staircase, sun-kissed patio, designer kitchen. Gaze at clouds and ruminate over stars. Entertain in style, rejuvenate in expansive comfort. Close to shops, restaurants, and theaters. Co-op but pied-à-terre use welcomed. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.

Offered at US$2,995,000

Contact Brian Lewis, Halstead Property, (212) 381-2252

Photography by Colin Perry/Ben Amzaleg