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- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
Property descriptionCategory 1 building. This magnificent property has great potential for revenue or transformation back into a single-family dwelling. The prospects for this property are unlimited!! It also includes the two garages which have a floor which at the time allowed for storage. There are 4 gas fireplaces. Pre-inspection report available upon request. Category 1 building--See annexe This stunning property has it all: Location, location and location!! Impeccable corner lot on Mount Pleasant Avenue and Sherbrooke St, facing the prestigious Greene Avenue in Westmount, with views of the mountain. Steps away from many parks, schools, shopping and restaurants. This 1890s traditional red brick building, designed by Edward Maxwell, retains most of its original architectural features, and has 3 floors, a 6-ft and over basement and 4 outdoor parking spots. Situated on the same lot is a 24-ft x 24-ft, 2-storey coach house that could be used as parking.This magnificent property has great potential for revenue or transformation back into a single-family dwelling. The prospects for this property are unlimited!!Dr. John M.Elder after buying a lot in 1890 from James H. Redfern, commissioned the already-famous architect, Edward Maxwell, creator of the Henry Birks Building on Phillips Square, and many other commercial and residential projects in Montreal, particularly the Golden Square Mile, and Westmount. Maxwell designed the three-story building (plus full-height basement) so that the front rooms facing Sherbrooke St. on the ground floor housed Dr. Elder's private practice (office and waiting room). While the house bore two civic numbers (400 Mt. Pleasant Ave., and 4201 Sherbrooke St. West) there was only one main entrance, on Mt. Pleasant Avenue, but from which the medical practice and private home could be accessed separately from an interior vestibule. The private ground-floor entrance hall was accessed from the interior vestibule (above) and featured a large window looking out to Mt. Pleasant Ave. and a bench nestled within the curve of main staircase. The dining room and kitchen were located to the rear. A full-width drawing room graced the front area of the middle floor, above the offices. It contained a very large semicircular oriel window with a fitted bench camouflaging the radiators. Other rooms were arranged toward the rear. The top floor contained three more rooms, in addition to a maid's room, a bathroom and a workroom. According to the Canadian Architecture Collection at McGill University, "the elevations reveal a playful rendition of Dutch urban houses with their stepped gables. One is centrally placed on the Sherbrooke front elevation and two are found on either side of the entrance on Mount Pleasant Avenue."In addition to the 4 units, there is a studio accessible through the basement or through a door on the side of the house. It was at the origin the kitchen. There is also a room at the entrance to the house which served as a waiting room for the patients of the doctor who occupied the premises in the 1895s. All room sizes are available from brokers.The purchaser will be responsible for inspecting fireplaces which are sold without warranty as to their compliance with applicable regulations or the requirements imposed by insurance companies.
400 Av. Mount-Pleasant, Westmount, Quebec, Canada
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