No matter whether Paragon Design Build is building a high-end infill luxury home or infill apartment complex, their approach is the same with each project, says Paragon’s president, Nigel Furgus.
“Our goal is to always build to the highest standards,” he says. “With our newest infill apartment complex at 653 McMillan Ave., we wanted to create the highest-quality infill apartments possible.”
That process started about a year ago, says Furgus.
“We purchased a home that was in disrepair and made a proposal to the city to put a luxury apartment complex on the lot. It was approved, and we tore down the home about 10 months ago.”
Today, a three-storey, six-unit luxury apartment complex sits on the site, blending in seamlessly with the area’s classic homes and mature surroundings.
“The building features a stucco and Hardie board exterior that mimics home exteriors in the surrounding area,” he explains. “It was also kept to a height three storeys so it would fit in with the neighbourhood. We even kept a huge elm tree by the sidewalk at the front of the property to maintain its character.”
In short, 653 McMillan was designed to fit both the neighbourhood – and its residents.
“We want to provide a condo-style living experience,” Furgus says. “The two-bedroom, one-bath suites range in size from 1,000 sq. ft to 1,150 sq. ft. Ceilings are nine feet, huge tri-pane windows let in tons of natural light, and the finishes – luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, custom cabinets and stainless appliances – give each suite a clean, luxurious feel.”
Each suite also features an open-concept layout with light-filled great room, peninsula kitchen with 10-foot eating bar, spacious dining area and large living room.
Balconies and patios are huge, covered and bordered by stylish tempered glass inserts with black railing. Inside, each suite comes with its own individual heating and cooling.
Bedrooms are oversized with ample storage, and bathrooms are spacious and beautifully finished.
Meanwhile, little touches like energy-efficient LED lighting, a laundry area with front loading washer/dryer – even a well-placed closet to store cleaning equipment in – make the well-designed suites a pleasure to come home to.
And because 653 McMillan is managed by Rent Winnipeg, residents can rest assured they’ll come home to a well-run apartment complex, says property manager Aaron Alblas.
“We cater to residents with concierge-style service and value-added features,” he says. “Each Rent Winnipeg suite is pet-friendly and comes with free internet, plus off-street parking – a great feature.”
Alblas adds that 653 McMillan’s location is also second to none.
“It’s just one block from Corydon Avenue and all its restaurants, stores, shops and transit service. It’s a perfect spot for young professionals, young couples – or for empty nesters to age in place.”
More information on 653 McMillan and all other Rent Winnipeg rental properties can be obtained by calling 204-698-6994 or visiting rentwinnipeg.com.