Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K

Budget Breakdown: A 1950s Duplex Receives a Striking Makeover For $190K

By Lucy Wang
Put off by Montreal’s rising rents, a young couple turn to first-time homeownership and dive into a design-led renovation.

Emilie Geoffrey and her partner Antoine were in the middle of hunting for rentals in Montreal when it dawned on them that it would be more cost-effective to buy and renovate a duplex in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and rent out the second floor.

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