Lately there is no shortage of good reasons to stay inside: Interminable bad weather. Rush-hour traffic. Commuter trains are becoming more crowded, with no end in sight. Or simply feeling misanthropic.
It's times like these when it seems Montreal has it right with its city beneath the city. Imagine being able to dart down for groceries without ever negotiating the wet and cold dark of day.
But most people are not so lucky. Some regular activities and errands and comforts still require leaving the house. Or do they? Not for those with a good idea and the means to act on it, like those who planned the following residences.
—By Colleen Kane, Special to CNBC
Posted 27 Feb. 2014