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Quebec Real Estate Record Sale of Penthouse Condominium Breaks

Sotheby's International Realty Canada today declared the sale of a private residential townhouse at The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Montreal that has set another benchmark as the highest recorded apartment suite sale through the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) system in Quebec's history.

Listed at $12.9 million, the approaching sale takes place as Montreal's land market continues to encounter strong interest and record setting sales movement as the locale's market transitions into 2021.

“The Ritz-Carlton Residences Montreal is regarded as being amongst the world’s most prestigious offerings in real estate, and as its ‘crown jewel’, this penthouse is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, design and engineering,” said Liza Kaufman, listing agent with the Kaufman Group of Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec, who represented both the seller and the buyer in the transaction.

“While we captured local and international interest by building bridges and expanding our marketing efforts across the Sotheby’s International Realty network, the property was ultimately purchased by a buyer from the U.S. The sale of this only reinforces Montreal’s position as a desirable destination within the global real estate market. It also reflects the underlying resilience of our city’s luxury condominium market, and the fact that demand for prestigious brands and properties will always be enduring,” Kaufman said.
Kaufman previously represented the seller and the purchaser in the sale of a private single family home in Montreal in August 2020 that set the new benchmark as the highest recorded residential property sale through the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) system in Quebec's history.

The 6,979 square foot penthouse is perhaps the most flawlessly curated and made apartments in Montreal. Nicknamed the "Rockstar" by the engineer, the two-story residence was designed to glide over its surroundings with steel and glass construction that invites all encompassing views of the mountains, the Golden Square Mile and the Museum of Fine Arts.

The three-room, four-plus-ensuite restroom residence features 5,301 square feet of inside living space. The first floor is committed to social occasion and engaging, and features double lounges with 25 foot ceilings, a conventional lounge area and gourmet specialist's kitchen with steward's wash room and prep zone. This floor also encompasses a guest suite with an ensuite restroom and stroll in closet.

A dynamic glass and steel staircase connects the levels perfectly and practically, and a private lift can also be taken to the living quarters above. The highest level includes a luxurious master suite highlighting a master shower and a sitting territory, enormous stroll in closets, high ceilings, impressive views and access to a private patio.

The penthouse residence also features 1,678 square feet of expansive open air terraces, as well as access to The Ritz-Carlton Residences' amazing amenities and services, including a state-of-the-craftsmanship spa, fitness focus, valet, attendant, custodian and doorman.

“Montreal’s residential real estate market showed great strength throughout 2020,” said Daniel Dagenais, Managing Broker of Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec. “Across both the conventional and luxury real estate markets, we experienced record setting sales this year. In fact, according to the latest statistics released for the Montreal Census Metropolitan area by our real estate board, the median price of residential condominiums was projected to be up well over 10% in 2020.”

The record transaction demonstrates solid, underlying demand for luxury condominium property types in key Canadian markets.

“In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the performance of the Canadian real estate market well surpassed consumer and industry expectations in 2020, signaling strong consumer confidence in our country’s market fundamentals,” said Don Kottick, President and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. “While the condominium market is expected to balance in 2021, this record sale illustrates that demand for top-tier luxury condominiums remains substantial. Sold to a U.S. buyer, this transaction also demonstrates that there is significant demand for Canadian real estate from local, national and international buyers.”

Favourable mortgage lending conditions and continued stock market uncertainty position Canadian real estate as an attractive and stable investment alternative, Kottick said.

Further details of the sale of this estate remain private.

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