Friday, July 19, 2024

At last, a local buyer for the Maison Carlson in Fort-Coulonge

Dany Ladouceur standing in front of his truck, purchased the Carlson House/Leguerrier House.

Pierre Cyr
Fort-Coulonge March 3, 2023
Dany Ladouceur, a young building contractor from Fort-Coulonge, purchased the house located at 189 rue Principale in the heart of the village in early 2023. The residence, originally called the Carlson House, was built in 1900. The previous owners were in arrears on paying their taxes and the property was sold to the highest bidder by the town of Fort-Coulonge. The house had been uninhabited for about 10 years. It is also known as the Leguerrier House since 1943 in honour of its purchaser at the time Donat Leguerrier.
Ladouceur is very happy with his acquisition, as the house had previously belonged to his parents. He plans to invest approximately $275,000 to convert it into a five-unit building. Ladouceur will make three apartments that will be adapted for seniors on the first level. Two large three-bedroom apartments will be built on the two upper floors. The renovation of the first floor should be completed by the fall of 2023 and the upper levels by the spring of 2024.
Ladouceur is very proud to save this building, which has been part of the village’s heritage for over a century. He intends to respect the heritage character of the residence inside and out and is already looking forward to the final product.

Maison Leguerrier, formerly Maison Carlson (1900) as it looks today.
Picture of the house from 1981 in Benoît Paré’s book : Fort-Coulonge, Pour mieux connaître son histoire.


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