Sited on nearly two acres set behind tall, verdant cedar trees in the heart of downtown Montreal's Golden Square Mile, industrialist and philanthropist J.W McConnell's former residence represents one of the most impressive estates in Canada.
This majestic 67 room Italian Renaissance Revival offers unparalleled luxury & artisanship throughout its grand living spaces & lush gardens.
Upon entering the house one encounters the magnificent wrought iron and gold leaf gate leading to the fifty-foot-long Reception Hall and its stunning Pillar Hall. Double doors open onto the light filled "High Room" boasting its finely coffered 21ft high ceilings, a bench originally commissioned in 1424 by the city father's of Siena Italy, and an imported antique Renaissance stone fireplace. The walnut panelled library and the expansive, coffered dining room, both feature doors that are a tour de force of Renaissance style painted decoration in the style of Raphael. Leading off the dining room one finds a fully equipped kitchen with high end appliances, ample family room & a fully equipped catering kitchen.
This floor also benefits from a light-flooded solarium set up as a posh after-hours lounge, and a magnificent marble staircase leading to the impressive second-floor landing and the bedroom suites. These private quarters include his and hers ensuite bathrooms, dressing rooms & offices.
The 3rd floor hosts additional bedrooms, gym, family room & spa. The spectacular rooftop terrace boasts an incredible panoramic view & features the nicest outdoor movie theatre in the city.
The basement features a beautifully appointed family room, a luxuriously panelled game room that converts to a working conference room, and a wine cellar.
Additional notable amenities include geothermal heating, separate staff quarters, a mechanically updated Otis Fensom double door, brass, turn of the century elevator servicing all floors, and indoor garage space for 10 cars. Rounding off this outstanding property of close to 2 acres, we find its magnificent grounds, featuring ponds, waterfalls, sculptures, and an amphitheatre all designed to make one relax and forget one is only a few minutes walk away from Montreal's best shops, restaurants, schools and museums.
Summary: 12 Bedrooms (some repurposed) 8 Baths 4 powder rooms 12 fireplaces 67 rooms 10 garage spaces
Surface Area & Dimensions of the building* Ground floor 6,427 SF Main 5,597 SF 2nd floor 5,599 SF Attic 5,599 SF Total above ground 23,222 SF Basement 8,783 SF Total 32,005 SF
-figures provided by vendor
*The house can be sold alone for $25,000,000
-The Minister of Culture has to approve the sale which can take approx. 60 days once conditions have been waived.
-All fireplaces and elevator need to be verified by the buyer & are sold without any warranty with respect to their compliance with applicable regulations and insurance company requirements.
-All measurements are approximate and need to be verified by the Buyer.
-The choice of building inspector & Notary to be agreed upon by both parties prior to inspection and signing of the deed of sale.
-Please see the attached document for the complete description.
Driveway: Plain paving stone, Water supply: Municipality, Heating energy: Other -- Geothermal, Easy access: Elevator, Equipment available: Electric garage door, Hearth stove: Gaz fireplace, Garage: Heated, Garage: Double width or more, 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, Bathroom / Washroom: Adjoining to the master bedroom, Bathroom / Washroom: Separate shower, Basement: Separate entrance, Basement: Finished basement, Parking: Outdoor x 8, Parking: Garage x 10, Sewage system: Municipal sewer, Distinctive features: Wooded, Landscaping: Landscape, View: Mountain, View: Panoramic, View: City, Zoning: Residential
Sotheby’s International Realty Québec
1430 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Quebec, H3G 1K4