A modern twist on the trapper tradition in Quebec

Midway between Montreal and Quebec, on the banks of Lake Sacacomie, this manor house is one of the most remarkable properties currently on the market in Canada.

When it comes to natural splendour, it truly has it all. The Paradis Nord lodge (for ‘northern paradise’, how very fitting!) was built in 2016 with one simple yet ambitious goal: to combine classic Quebec architecture and contemporary design with bespoke furniture. And what a 100% #SoBARNES achievement it is.

 SoBARNES invites you to Paradis Nord

A private track, maintained by the Hôtel Sacacomie - a household name in Quebec - provides access to the 6-hectare (15-acre) estate. And more importantly, the hotel keeps the road clear of snow in winter. This elegant manor is formed of several chalets totalling approximately 1,200 sq.m (13,000 sq ft) of living space. Its seven suites afford expansive views over the omnipresent nature, and are adorned in sober tones that accentuate the solid wood. No fuss within these walls, where the traditional trapper spirit has been upheld yet infused with new and improved cosy comfort, perfect for both winter and summer. The manor is, of course, equipped with all the leisure facilities you could ask for (gym, billiard table, sauna, indoor saltwater pool, etc.).

A leading ornithological site

It’s rare, even in Canada, to own such a superbly landscaped plot on the edge of a lake. All the more so given that Lake Sacacomie, where the manor has a private jetty, is a reputed spot for wild birds on their annual migratory path. A spectacle that never ceases to amaze... Deer also populate the area, not far from Lake Saint Pierre, known among fishermen for its walleye and muskellunge (the Canadian cousins of perch and pike). Not to mention the evening waterfowl hunting (mallards, geese and barnacle geese, etc.), a firmly established tradition on the North American continent. What’s more, the property is set on the edge of the Mastigouche Wildlife Reserve, a leading ornithological site, where bald eagles and eagle-owls are often spotted, as well as exotic birds like red-winged blackbirds in summer.

A cultural symbol

In terms of winter sports, the surrounding forest is a never-ending source of exploration and adventure. And a 45-minute drive (by car or snowmobile!) will take you to the Vallée du Parc ski area with its 33 slopes, its toboggan run and its snowshoe trails.

This property listed for sale with BARNES Quebec is a true heart-stopper. Its imposing facade with its modern take on traditional chalet architecture is a veritable cultural symbol. The entire estate has been designed by the Finnish Honka architectural firm, considered the world’s top specialist in wood construction. Its patented technology ensures that the lodge’s different buildings are earthquake-resistant and have a positive impact on health as they are both ventilated yet perfectly watertight.

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BARNES Québec 1472 Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal , H3G 1L3 , QC

Tél. = +1 514.933.3235


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