The Owner’s Tour | The red house

Owners open to us the doors of their exceptional residence offered on the resale market.

Posted at 12:00 p.m

Emmanuelle Mozayan-Verschaeve

Emmanuelle Mozayan-Verschaeve
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Overlooking the coveted Lac Desmarais in Mont-Tremblant, this large home offers direct water access to the delight of non-petrol water sports enthusiasts.

Originally from Ontario, Anne Milne has always loved to ski at Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort. “I have very fond memories of when I was young, and when we left Orléans to settle in downtown Ottawa with Alec, my husband, we felt we needed an escape,” she says. Our friend Michel Naud [courtier immobilier] found us a great apartment on the mountain and it was so fantastic we always had visitors. »

First to the lake

After a Christmas party, when 15 people found each other in the apartment between the family and friends of their two daughters, the couple was tempted to buy a chalet. After several unsuccessful visits, her agent invited her to explore properties on Lac Desmarais.

It’s one of the most beautiful lakes in Quebec and one of the cleanest because there are no motor boats. I really loved the idea of ​​having a waterfront chalet, it was love at first sight to the country so we bought it.

Anne Milne, owner

The couple wanted a home with maximum water views and a homey interior. He decided to hire a local company, Maisons HR, to build it. “They really listened to me and gave me advice based on the photos I had collected. I’m the one who created just about everything except the wine cellar which my husband came up with and which is like his baby. »

  • Penguins carved as a welcoming committee mark the entrance to the property.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    Penguins carved as a welcoming committee mark the entrance to the property. “We had it made by a local artist, Luis Paniagua, as a tribute to four people we met on a cruise in Antarctica,” recalls owner Anne Milne.

  • The large spa is located on a terrace among the trees.  The owners had an artwork depicting the mapping of the area made by local artist Luis Paniagua to enliven the space.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    The large spa is located on a terrace among the trees. The owners had an artwork depicting the mapping of the area made by local artist Luis Paniagua to enliven the space.

  • The property has large terraces.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    The property has large terraces.

  • A very large wine cellar connects the dining room with the kitchen.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    A very large wine cellar connects the dining room with the kitchen.

  • Comfort is essential at all times in this residence: on the terrace on sunny days or in the living room by the fireplace in winter.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    Comfort is essential at all times in this residence: on the terrace on sunny days or in the living room by the fireplace in winter.

  • The kitchen is equipped with a pizza oven near the dining area.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    The kitchen is equipped with a pizza oven near the dining area.

  • With its stunning views, fireplace and exceptional king-size bed, the master bedroom is truly a dream come true!

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    With its stunning views, fireplace and exceptional king-size bed, the master bedroom is truly a dream come true!

  • This bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    This bathroom is adjacent to the master bedroom.

  • Alec Milne's impressive wine cellar extends over two levels.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    Alec Milne’s impressive wine cellar extends over two levels.

  • The sauna completes the relaxation after a day of skiing.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    The sauna completes the relaxation after a day of skiing.

  • This room is used to store ski equipment.

    PHOTO NATALIE LAPOINTE, PROVIDED BY ENGEL & VÖLKERS

    This room is used to store ski equipment.

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A nice tribute

Anne and Alec Milne put a lot of energy and love into this home which they extended to the first level to create a bedroom and bathroom especially for the grandparents.

“We designed with everyone’s comfort in mind because we wanted to bring family and friends together for festive and enjoyable moments, summer and winter. We also painted the house red to honor my mother because it was her favorite color and she was going blind,” says the hostess.

This unique color in the area has earned it the nickname “Red House” in the neighborhood.

fun in all seasons

Everything is designed to maximize the well-being and joie de vivre within, where natural clarity flows in.

From everywhere we enjoy views of the trees and the water, and the different areas of the open space are delimited by black steel beams.

A glass-enclosed wine cellar, capable of storing 900 bottles, completes the ground floor and extends down to the basement where a home cinema is located. “We also have an infrared sauna. Since we ski a lot and hate clutter, I set up a large mud room where everyone can conveniently hang their stuff on the way back from the mountain,” explains Anne Milne.

The central staircase without risers allows light to circulate and leads to three bedrooms, three bathrooms and an office. The master bedroom is furnished with a very elegantly curved designer bed. “We sell the furniture with the house,” informs the owner. The couple’s daughters live in Ontario and British Columbia, so the cabin is a lot less busy now.

“I have a small side that wants to sell it to keep going and a small side that doesn’t want to sell it because I really like this place and we had a great time there. The location is fantastic and everything is easy. We also chose to plant native plants in the garden to avoid maintenance. It really is a beautiful place, both for the whole year and for holidays,” says Anne Milne.

The object in brief

Asking Price: $4,500,000

Parish Estimate: $3,061,200

Year of construction: 2013

Construction area: 4468 ft⁠2

Land area: 8873.4 m⁠2

Property tax: $21,656

School Tax: $2855

Real estate agent: Michel Naud, real estate agent Engel & Völkers

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