Located in the heart of Downtown Montreal on almost 2 acres of land lies this real-life Downton Abbey built by J.W. McConnell in 1924. This unique estate was designed by the world-class architect who built for the Astors, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts in the US. A once in a lifetime opportunity for the admirers of the finest things in life.
-This spectacular Estate has no rivals in Quebec and perhaps in all of Canada. This architectural marvel of Mediterranean inspiration is believed to be the only home outside the US designed by architect Charles Platt. It has been host to many a gala and has received dignitaries the world-over including Queen Elizabeth II. -The sellers spent over 10 years lovingly restoring the home and building the amazing gardens in order to bring it back to its original splendour while fitting today's standards with must-have amenities such as recessed lighting/music, geothermal heating, central A/C and two integrated garages accommodating up to 6 cars; -The interiors are breathtaking. Rich in detail rarely available today, it has been said that many of the materials including the numerous fireplace mantles, doors and woodwork were "imported" from great Italian villas. Notable for its beauty and size is the outstanding double-height Great Room with its hand-painted coffered ceiling, magnificent stone fireplace mantle and 14th century religious artwork and furniture. Other impressive features are the grand stone staircase, the exquisite use of various stone and marble throughout, the magnificent ground floor sunroom and the jaw-dropping 2nd floor hallway with its gorgeous Chevron woods floors. -Finally, a description of this one-of-a-kind estate would not be complete without the mention of the nearly 2 acres of breathtaking gardens surrounding it. Walking around the property, you will discover lush gardens, picturesque waterfalls and magical ponds which are hosts to diverse fauna rarely seen in the City. Standing in the gardens, one is hard-pressed to believe that he or she is located in the heart of a bustling metropolitan city. -Due to its vastness and separate cadastre, the Estate could accommodate a second home.
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-The stove(s), fireplace(s), combustion appliance(s) and chimney(s) are sold without any warranty with respect to their compliance with applicable regulations and insurance company requirements.
Driveway: Plain paving stone, Heating system: Air circulation, Water supply: Municipality, Heating energy: Other -- Geothermal, Garage: Fitted, Proximity: Highway, Proximity: Cegep, Proximity: Daycare centre, Proximity: Hospital, Proximity: Park - green area, Proximity: Bicycle path, Proximity: Elementary school, Proximity: High school, Proximity: Cross-country skiing, Proximity: Public transport, Proximity: University, Parking: Outdoor x 8, Parking: Garage x 6, Sewage system: Municipal sewer, View: Mountain, View: City, Zoning: Residential