1. A ten-acre working vineyard in British Columbia.
Address: 3249 River Road
Where: Keremios, BC
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 2 bath
Why buy the wine when you can get the vines for free? For the price of a condo in Vancouver (and not even the swankiest one at that), you could own LadyHawke Vineyards just four hours away. Here you’ve got over 10 acres, a turnkey vineyard operation in the Similkameen wine region of British Columbia, plus an orchard (with apricot, plum, cherry and peach trees). The home could use a little TLC, but, hey, after a few glasses of your Marechal Foch Riesling, everything improves. And did we mention you now own a winery?
2. A modern oasis in the middle of Ontario wine country
Address: 421 Chase Rd.
Where: Prince Edward County, ON
Specs: 5 bedrooms, 3 bath
Ten years ago the idea of spending $1,000,000 in Prince Edward County would have seemed as inconceivable as finding contemporary architecture there. But now, everyone has fallen in love with the County’s rural idyll. And, this white walled, steel and glass home on 5.6 acres, smack in the middle of wine country, seems like the perfect getaway—plus it’s priced enough under a million to allow you to buy a very useful riding mower.
3. A luxurious loft in historic Montreal
Address: #510, 64 Rue St-Paul O.
Where: Montreal, PQ
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bath
The three design hallmarks that Montreal does better than anyone—lofts, heritage and European style—converge in this beautiful spot in Old Montreal. And while we’re gaga over the 2054 sq/ft of interiors, featuring a mix of cool minimalism and rich history (the building was built in 1876), it’s the 430 sq/ft roof deck with views over the city and old port that will have you reaching for your chequebook.