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Hurtubise House

Hurtubise House

Hurtubise House

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Héritage Canadien du Québec

815 000 $

2012

The Hurtubise House is a vintage farmhouse built in 1739. Located in the urban residential neighbourhood of the City of Westmount, it is a rare example of some of the first rural buildings on the island of Montreal and is now classified as a historic site. The house consists of the original 1½ storey fieldstone masonry structure with a gabled roof pierced with dormers and a brick masonry annex that was built around 1870.
In 2004, Canadian Heritage of Quebec, mandated DMA do devise a restoration program of which the main objective was to ensure the perennity of the structure by waterproofing the building envelope and, more specifically, by replacing the cedar shingle and tin roofing. The structure was also stabilized with the replacement of some of the decayed wood members with custom-made structural steel components.
The second phase, which began in 2008 and will continue until 2012, will undertake the following work: refinishing of the masonry walls, injection of mortar in the cracks, replacement of the electrical system, renovation of the kitchen and the restoration of some of the original interior finishes.