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Located in Sutton, this artfully built ancestral home rises above a gigantic lot, adorned with lush landscaping and great leisure amenities, including a prestigious horse estate.
In 2005, Line purchased this property primarily because of the absolute tranquility of the place, mature trees and breathtaking views. “I come from a farm but work in the city and wanted to find a very peaceful place. We had a real crush,” she recalls.
Then the house was surrounded by fields, and it took more than three years to form an extraordinary garden with flower beds, orchards and fruit bushes. Paths lead to various attractions, including a tennis court, a swimming pool, a waterfall, a pond, and a stable with an indoor arena. “I have always loved animals and adore horses. It was important to me that we could see them when we were in the house. We open the windows and enjoy the environment, as if we are alone in this world,” the hostess of this place is surprised.
Aside from the splendor of the outdoor scenery, the couple were captivated by the charm of the original house built in 1867.
The first expansion and work was carried out in 1985, then the current owners expanded and overhauled again in 2005 and 2014. The result is magical, incredibly well done.
Johanna Meunier, Real Estate Broker Barsalou Meunier Group, Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec
“They restored the residence’s titles of nobility without distorting them and were able to create a beautiful union with the secondary buildings,” she adds.
Indeed, the stable, the sheds intended for the horses in the meadows and the various pavilions occupying the ground are in symbiosis thanks to the use of materials identical to those of the residence.
Like the exterior renovation, the classic interior layout is in keeping with the age of the villa. Architectural volumes are enhanced by woodwork such as exposed beams, window frames, an imposing staircase and wood flooring. The dark finishes of these pieces bring out the vintage style without obscuring anything, as most rooms have plenty of natural light.
A lot of space
In addition to the ever-present warm atmosphere, maximum comfort is ensured by underfloor heating in rooms covered in ceramic or marble. “Because we are in a rural area, in the event of a breakdown, the generator turns on,” says Johanna Meunier.
With its spacious common areas including a family room and home theater, three spacious bedrooms and an office, this property multiplies the attraction. “This unique place meets very high criteria and will certainly satisfy people who appreciate horses, even if the stable can be easily transformed, for example, to accommodate vintage cars,” the broker specifies.
The woman designer and owner has created a breathtaking place here, but she is driven by a passion for real estate, not horses. “We decided to sell because we are on the move! Every 10 or 15 years we need to change to start a new project,” says Line, who already has something in the region.
Briefly about the object
Asking price: $4,495,000
Municipal fees: $1,258,400.
Year built: 1867
Lot area: 42.38 acres
House area: North Dakota
Property tax: $8824
School tax: $1252
Brokers: Marie-Pierre Barsalou and Johann Meunier of Groupe Barsalou Meunier, Sotheby’s International Realty Québec.