Marie-Josée Tessier and her husband Marc Lafontaine knew they wanted sole access to the rooftop while they were condo shopping in the Plateau area of central Montreal. This couple, a pair of “hard-core urbanites,” laughs Tessier, didn’t want to mimic their friends by buying a summer cottage outside the city. “All that travel time!” she shuddered. Instead, they envisioned a rooftop terrace that would become their home away from home, but with all the comforts of home.
(Photos: Marie-Josée Tessier, Marc Lafontaine)