Have a look at this belle Maison in Ville Marie, Montreal, Quebec…
Ville-Marie is the name of an arrondissement (borough) in the center of Montreal.
At 445 Rue St-Paul E., you will find this stunningly preserved home that dates back to 1740!
This home is decorated and maintained in a sophisticated Old World style – or more accurately, a New France style.
The 2,454 square foot abode has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. It was recently listed for sale for approximately $1,373,840 USD.
La Maison Dumas is a prestigious property in Old Montreal that makes House Crazy Sarah’s French-Canadian genetics do flitters of delight.
Despite its exquisite age, the dwelling has been updated with modern amenities but also has maintained its historic authenticity.
It has stunning pine floors, exposed beams, 5 fireplaces, a private garden area, and a separate apartment that could be used as a short-term rental.
That Jesus figure focal-point above the fireplace may be a bit disarming to the uninitiated, but remember, this is Old Montreal, a place of historic religiosity and deep tradition.
Even in the modernized kitchen, the space oozes with history and Francophonie traditions.
Look at the etchings on the beams below:
One of the lightest and brightest rooms in this heavy, dark historic home is the back garden solarium.
It looks out over the garden area and is bursting with light from the generous windows.
There are so many charming French details in this maison… like the fleur–de–lis pattern of the wallpaper in this bathroom:
There is not a surface left untouched by beautiful artwork, books, and antiques.
Look at this gorgeous bedroom, fit for a French Canadian queen:
A balcony overlooking the outdoor space:
This place reminds House Crazy Sarah of the historic New Orleans Creole-style townhouse she featured a while back.
It has that same rich, over-the-top French quarter feel about it.
Pictured below is the entrance to the rental apartment:
The unit is luxurious and fully self-contained, so it could be rented as either an apartment or a short-term vacation rental.
The small backyard is an oasis within the busy, bustling city.
House Crazy Sarah relishes the chance to see inside such an historic home, and hopefully you can appreciate it too!