561-563 Cote Saint Antoine – Hurtubise House

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From: http://www.robertgalbraith.com/saving-montreals-273-year-old-hurtubise-house/

“One of the Island of Montreal’s few remaining and finest examples of early 18th century French-Canadian style architecture, is being painstakingly preserved as a teaching beacon for those studying or interested in advancing their knowledge in early French vernacular architecture and its preservation.

The original Hurtubise ancestral home, built in 1739, has stood on Côte St-Antoine Road at the corner of Victoria Avenue in Westmount, for 273 years. According to the original contract, it took 4 stone masons 15 days to build the large, three-storey, fieldstone farmhouse. The home has three-foot-thick walls on the main floor and an attic and basement where grain and root vegetables were once stored.”

Both properties are currently for rent.


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