When Your Country Scores a Perfect 10 in Life Quality, This Is What Home Looks Like

published Jun 27, 2018
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A long-standing refuge for multicultural immigrants and maple syrup connoisseurs, alike; Canada, oh Canada, was just named the second best country to live in by US News & World Report, and the first for overall quality of life. High-ranking in categories across the board, and with a largely beloved prime minister in power, to boot–Canada is justifiably full of happy residents. Unsurprisingly, though, we’re most enamored of Canada’s housing options, from a luxury tiny home to a loft in a converted church.

A Historic Pied-à-Terre: $1,936,249 USD/$2.5 million CAD

Built in 1912, this Victorian-era Montreal apartment features a wood fire stove in the master bedroom, an antique spiral staircase, glossy hardwood floors, a gorgeous abundance of natural light and distinctly French fixtures throughout. Check out the full listing on James Edition.

A Cozy Tiny Home: $61,390 USD/$79,000 CAD

Beautifully-made tiny homes, like this rustic loft in British Columbia, are having a real moment in Canada. There’s just something satisfying about an efficient use of space… plus, tack on Smeg appliances and stunning hardwood, and I’m just about sold. Look at the full listing on Tiny House Listings.

A Converted Church Apartment: $153,662 USD/$200,000 CAD

Inside a converted church, this unique two-story apartment features exposed brick, a lofted bedroom within a turret, and–if you can believe it–a communal sauna! See more on realtor.ca.

A Sunny Condo with Water Views: $138,440 USD/$184,000 CAD

This modern single-family condo in the sought-after Vieux-Moulin neighborhood features superb natural lighting, sleek decor, and a refined yet comfortable vibe. And did we mention the stunning view of the water?… Score! See more of this Quebec beauty on realtor.ca.