Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pauline Marois Sells Her Ile-Bizard Palace

La Closerie, 7 bathrooms, 3 powder rooms, 7 bedrooms, 'Nuff said.
It seems that Parti Québecois leader Pauline Marois has managed to unload her estate in the wilds of Ile Bizard. The 1.7 million-square-foot property known has La Closerie had been on the market since July, 2009.
The property was listed on the MLS for much of that time, though the last listing expired in December a year ago at $8 million. Chateau Marois is currently listed with Sotheby's Quebec, despite the presence of an offending apostrophe in the company name, Perhaps Mme. Marois chose to overlook that little linguistic transgression in the interest of a speedy sale.
The listing is now at $6.98 million. I guess it was priced to move, what with a provincial election looming in the not too distant future and Marois consistently placing a distant third in opinion polls. Hard to position yourself as Quebec's social democratic alternative to the corrupt Liberals and the right-wing arriviste Coaliton pour L'avenir du Québec when the school and property taxes on the house you own are more than what the average Quebec receptionist earns in a year. ($36,009 vs $34,919.)
Do you suppose she's now scoping out a little bungalow in Répentigny?


  1. It also seems that the photographer (agent?) used their ultra-wide lens for that landscape shot. Poor form. Hopefully they bought a "normal" lens with their commission.

  2. Maybe whoever took that picture felt a wide-angle lens was needed, what with the sprawl of the place. How else to get the whole mess in?


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