The house is part of a privileged urban area that is located at the border of 3 important sectors of downtown Montreal.
On the west side, the Quartier des grands jardins brings together several vast green areas belonging to or having belonged to some of the oldest religious institutions in Montreal. To the north is the Golden Square Mile, a historic, sophisticated and vibrant neighbourhood. Once home to Montreal's elite, the elegant neighbourhood is defined by luxurious stores, Victorian mansions, renowned institutions and green spaces. Today, many of Montreal's landmarks, such as McGill University, the McCord Museum of Canadian History and the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts are located in the Golden Square Mile. The site is also on the western edge of Montreal's business district, the heart of the city's economy.
Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine has two levels and combines the presence of two main styles in Montreal architecture evolution, neoclassicism and Second Empire style townhouses. The residence has a significant heritage interest as it dwelled Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine (head of government of the Province of Canada) and testifies various historical events such as the riot of 1849 in which the house was nearly burned twice. Bullet holes resulting from the riot can be observed on the facade of the house. Since 2012, the building is protected under the Cultural Heritage Act.
The property was abandoned for over 20 years before restoration to its original condition by Brivia. After being restored with exceptional execution and according to the strictest rules of the art, the residence now offers an incredible location with a building of highest quality and a historical heritage with endless possibilities for the owner. Without interior walls, the property can be designed to your specific needs. There are 3 indoor parking spaces.
Note that taxes are subject to change following the restoration of the building. See servitudes. Measurements are subject to change and verification. Minister's 60-day right of first refusal.
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