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An English Manor in Montréal: Explore One of the City’s Grandest Estates

Full of period features, craftsmanship, and old-world charm, this Canadian manor house offers a rural retreat on the doorstep of downtown Montréal

Homes that combine the tranquility of the countryside with the buzz of the city are hard to find. However, this estate manages to do just that. The traditionally styled house is situated in Westmount—an affluent neighborhood on the Island of Montréal, which is only a 10-minute stroll from the city center.

“People aspire to live here and it is an extremely sought-after area,” says Vivian Grant of Profusion Realty Inc., the exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in the region, which is marketing the property. “Westmount has a lovely, village-like quality and is close to everything. Originally, it was an area where a lot of English speaking Quebecers lived, and now it is very cosmopolitan,” she adds.

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Small shops, boutiques, excellent restaurants, and the delightful shopping districts of Victoria Village and Green Avenue are all on the doorstep. The home is also near several highly regarded private schools. “There is a lovely community feel to the area,” says Grant, “and it is very popular with families.”

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Reminiscent of an English country manor, the house is set in 20,000 square feet of grounds—larger than usual for the area. Sited on the slopes of Mount Royal, it also has views over Montréal.

A sweeping drive leads to the house, which has a well-appointed grand salon, library, and garden room boasting period details such as open fireplaces, curved stone windows, and vaulted ceilings.

 With this lovely home, you are getting location, beauty, and services. It really is quite unique.

The formal dining room, which easily seats 16, is “perfect for entertaining,” says Grant. “The owners have hosted many dignitaries here,” she adds. Extending over four floors are seven bedrooms and six modern baths, small offices, and a family room, with an additional airy private office situated on the top floor.

Coziness and relaxation are as important as elegance in this house, and there is an informal breakfast room, inviting bar, billiard room, and indoor barbecue area. A contemporary kitchen with marble floors and granite worktops, and two powder rooms located conveniently on the ground floor add to the luxurious feel. 

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There is also an outdoor swimming pool, which Grant says is “extremely unusual for the area,” plus a gym and sauna. “With this lovely home, you are getting the best of everything: location, beauty, and services,” says Grant. “It really is unique in Montréal.”

[ Excerpt from Christie’s International Real Estate’s 2018 Luxury Edition — A curated collection of the world’s finest properties. Explore more properties here ]

Photography by Robin Stubbert