The Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine heritage house could be yours!
The Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine is for sale.
The century-old heritage home of former Prime Minister of Canada East Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, in the heart of downtown Montreal, is on sale for residential occupancy.
Built in 1846 and located in an urban area, the two-story house belonged to the famous Canadian politician from 1849 until his death.
The historic building has been completely restored to its original state after being abandoned for more than 20 years. The work would have cost six million dollars and would have been staggered from 2014 to 2020, according to information from Radio-Canada.
Today, the house includes a living area of 3,980 square feet, is surrounded by a large grassy lot, young trees and downtown towers. Three parking spaces are available. A rarity in the sector!
The back of the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine house, before the restoration which lasted six years.
The house is also very close to the Quartier des grands jardins on the west side as well as the historic Golden Square Mile district. It is therefore close to heritage buildings, museums and historic establishments such as the McCord Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts and McGill University.
She was also a witness to history, especially during the riots in the parliament of Montreal of April 25, 1849 arising from the Compensation Act for Lower Canada. This law proposed by La Fontaine aimed to compensate the inhabitants whose houses had been destroyed during the rebellions of the patriots.
Its adoption is decried by the English-speaking population, which is launching a protest movement. After setting Parliament on fire in the evening, the rioters assaulted La Fontaine's house.
It will even be the victim of an attempted fire in August 1849, but will be saved in extremis.
A painting depicting the fire of the Parliament of Montreal in 1849.
You can even see bullet holes on the stones of the exterior facade.
The deed of sale foams the property as well : “An incredible location with the highest quality building and historical heritage with endless possibilities for the owner.”
Obviously, millions of dollars will have to be paid for this beautiful heritage property, which combines the neoclassical style and that of Second Empire townhouses, two central styles in the evolution of the architecture of the metropolis.
See the photos of 1403 Overdale Avenue represented by Sotheby's International Realty Quebec.
- Asking price: $5,900,000 < /li>