Hurtubise house

Client : Héritage canadien du Québec Year : 2012 Budget : 815 000 $ Location : Westmount, QC

Restoration of the Hurtubise house

Formerly a farmhouse built in 1739, the Hurtubise House is now located in a densely populated area of Westmount. It is one of the rare witnesses to the first rural settlements on the island of Montreal.

Listed as a historic monument, the house consists of a one-and-a-half storey building made of field stone, topped by a pitched gable roof with dormer windows and a brick annex, built around 1870.
In 2004, DMA was mandated by the Héritage Canadien du Québec to initiate a restoration program whose priority was to ensure the durability of its structure by waterproofing the building envelope by replacing the cedar shingle and tin-plated copper roofs.
The structure was consolidated by replacing some rotten wood elements with custom steel elements. The second phase of work, from 2008 to 2012, was aimed at carrying out the following interventions: rubble stone wall restoration, grouting of cracks, replacement of electrical systems, renovation of the kitchen and restoration of certain period finishes.
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