The house is an old Québec 1850 stone-wall construction entirely renovated. There are four bedrooms in our four stories home. The furniture is mostly 1850 to 1920's. There are a few steps to get in the house. At the rez-de-chaussée you will find a huge modern kitchen with a dinning room with a table for 12+ persons. On the first floor there is a double living room and an office. The last floor has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a 57' bed (Antique size!) and a private bathroom with shower. The second bedroom has an antique double bed (54') with the view on 'Les Laurentides'. The third bedroom has two single beds with the view as well. There is an other bathroom with shower and bath on that floor.. There is also a bathroom on the first and rez-de-chaussée. The basement has wonderful stone walls. You will find there a big playroom (big screen TV and Ping-Pong table) and a sofa-bed (Queen size). There is a separate bedroom with two bunk beds ideal for kids. There is a small backyard where you can either park a small car or sit and use the outside BBQ. For bigger cars, there is theHotel de Ville parking in front.
We are a couple from Québec with 5 kids from 1 to 13 years old. We live in Lac St-Joseph which is 30 minutes away from our city house. Our two older children are going to school at Collège François-de-Laval which is beside the Québec Basilica, a few step from the city house. I used to be a police officer and my patrol area was inside the fortifications. I have always wanted to buy a property there.
The house is 2000 sq ft which is about the same size as our home by the lake. It is in the heart of the action in Québec City weather it is in the summer with the festivals, street animations, outdoor concerts or in the winter with the Carnival, the outside slides and ice rink. We love to go to the restaurants and terraces. Shopping is great! Old Québec is the prime area for all that.
We had been looking for quite a while because we wanted a big house with no renovations to do!!! The house was entirely redone in 2006 and we were seduced. A 1850 house is pretty old for a Québec house. It has a lot of history. The moldings are original plaster, ceilings are 11' high and the stairs are also originals.
The house is located in the most busiest part of Old Québec City. It is inside the fortifications, one minute walk to the Chateau Frontenac. The horse riding tours pass just in front of the house. During summer time, there are many festivals and street animations. During the winter, there is the Carnival, ice sculptures in the streets, a huge slide on the Terasse and an outside ice rink at 5 minutes walk.