Arcade Fire church studio for sale
Can you spare $325,000, mon frere?
By percy thrillington Jan 21, 2013 11:34PM
The Canadian dollar is not as weak as it used to be, but that doesn't mean the price tag for the church studio in rural Quebec where the Arcade Fire recorded its hit albums "The Neon Bible" and "The Suburbs" isn't a bargain. For only $325,000 (Can) plus a few thousand (between 24 and 44, actually) in repairs, some lucky investor/superfan can buy the historic and charming edifice.
The listing the band posted on its Twitter page:
Charming church which housed a small concert hall, followed by a recording studio also offering accommodation. Its architecture makes it a perfect location for an artist's studio, a place of worship, a cultural, community or other organization.
OFFER A UNIQUE SETTING TO YOUR PROJECT!
Very private church located on a quiet side street of village
The entire volume of the nave is intact
Kitchen and dining room adjoining the nave
Full height basement, renovated in 2006
Mezzanine (former jube)
Large lot surrounded by trees and greenery
Walking distance to main road, shops and schools
Main Floor: Entrance hall, kitchen and dining room, w.c., nave of the church
Mezzanine: Former or jube transformed into living space
Basement: 3 bedrooms, common room, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, storage room, mechanical room
Wooden sash windows
Electrical box 200 amp circuit breakers
Plumbing: copper and plastic
Hot water tank: 60 gallons
Heating: electric converters, electric forced air heat
Accessories: wall air conditioner, alarm system
Roof to be replaced: estimates from $ 24,300 to $ 44,200 available, depending on the materials chosen
Slight water infiltration in the basement during heavy rain in the mechanical room
Dimensions and areas are to be confirmed by the production of a new certificate of location, at seller's expense
Institutional zoning: it is the buyer's responsability to check with the relevant authorities if the proposed use of the building is permitted
Included :Rods and curtains of the nave, pews, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, wall air conditioning unit, alarm system.