Julien and André's Former Factory Full of Bargain Finds

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Name: Julien and André
Location: Montreal, Quebec

We have a style that we describe here in French has "chineur," or you could say bargain hunter. We could also describe our style as masculine modern vintage; a mix of teak from the 50s to modern IKEA with love-at-first-sight finds from our trips to New York and Europe.

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We bought this place early this year. It's an old shoe box factory from the James Muir company (Hush Puppies, I think ) and it's dated back to 1910 - 1912 (the city can't agree about the year from the archives!). Where we live, some call it the Soho of Montreal or Homa (for Hochelaga Maisonneuve). It's got cool old factories transformed into nice condos and lofts and is close to the Olympic Stadium of Montreal.

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We've been together for almost six years — we love to travel and we also love each other deeply. We also always dreamed of living in the East part of this neighborhood, which is more quiet and also a pretty cool area. I studied in visual arts and some of my work is featured in the loft but I don't do it professionally yet. My fiancé works for the government of Canada and has a background in tourism.

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(Image credits: Guillaume Bell Photography)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.