House Hunting in … Quebec; Lisa Prevost; NY Times

Canada – Historic District of Old Québec

Another stairway leads to the third-level guest rooms: three bedrooms with dormers, three full bathrooms and a small living room. (The city permit allows the booking of three bedrooms.)


$596,000 (745,000 CANADIAN DOLLARS)

This three-level brick house, built in 1832, is in Old Quebec, a section of Quebec City designated as a Unesco World Heritage site, in the Canadian province of Quebec.

The six-bedroom house, which is operated as a bed-and-breakfast, was originally a tavern and inn, said the owner, Jacques Brouard. The buyer may use it as a private residence or continue to operate it as a B&B under the terms of a city permit, he said.

The main floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, office and powder room. There is a fireplace in the dining room, which has walls of exposed brick and limestone, a common building material in Old Quebec, Mr. Brouard said. A large wooden door separates the dining room from the rustic kitchen, which has a wood stove and a round center island.

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