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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. 
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 
Wood frame 
Exterior brick 
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.