September 30, 2022
A US$9.2 million house for an Airbnb king

While many Montrealers are struggling to find affordable housing, Quebec-born Francis Davidson, CEO of the Sonder company, offered himself the spectacular architect-designed house of rapper Pharrell Wiliams in Los Angeles in early 2022, according to reports. American media.

Davidson’s company has already been denounced by the Regroupement des Comités Logements et Associations de Tenants du Québec (RCLALQ) as contributing to the housing crisis in the metropolis.

“The Skyline Residence is a hilltop sanctuary nestled on a scenic 1.5 acre lot […] built by renowned architect Hagy Belzberg,” reads a description of the property Davidson acquired on the Zillow site.

The house offers a 70-foot infinity pool, according to the site. It has an outdoor cinema, a spa, a skate park and multiple outdoor relaxation areas. The master bedroom is made “for a king”, as the description says, including a ten-foot video wall and an onyx stone bath.

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