This Maillardville Heritage Home Was Built in 1911 and is fully renovated
We had some friends who’ve been looking for over a year and we finally find ‘the one’ in this Maillardville Heritage Home. Coined “Maison LeBlanc” at Cartier, this beauty has some serious heritage swag and been totally pimped out. Built in 1911 on Cartier Avenue in the heart of Maillardville. This updated slice of history has been beautifully crafted and renovated by local builder and renovator Erfan Eliyin (E.T Dev Group) in association with New Westminster’s Pattison Architecture.
The lot was divided up to include two new duplexes which are currently under construction. The builder renovated this Maillardville Heritage Home following some serious heritage guidelines. The Coquitlam Heritage Committee has to approve the project, and it is in tune with the Maillardvile Neighbourhood Plan. These mandates were followed closely to preserve the history of Coquitlam and the city’s roots in the development of British Columbia. More on the historical aspect below, but first take a look at some pictures.
Maison LeBlanc at Cartier Today
As mentioned, a local architect was commissioned to design this Maillardville Heritage Home and bring it to modern living standards. Though it was a long process, it was most definitely worth it. Maison LeBlanc at Cartier has hardwoods flooring throughout the entire unit which glisten in the sun and in accordance with the white walls. The gorgeously exquisite kitchen has stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, perfect for anyone who loves to spend time cooking. The island will be a great area for a quick bite to eat, while there is also a dedicated dining room.
The top floor is home to the three bedrooms, including the large master. Although over one hundred years old, the bedrooms are still very spacious. The highlight of the top floor of the Maillardville Heritage Home is the view of the Fraser River and the ever-growing skyline of Surrey. This is a perfect view South, and will make for some killer sunrises and sunsets. The ground floor of Maison LeBlanc at Cartier includes a covered garaged, as well as a suite. Perfect way for our buyers to make some money back on the their mortgage.
The Renovation Process
As beautiful as this Maillardville Heritage Home is now, that hasn’t always been the case. As recently as 2015, it looked like the house might have been in its final days. The home had been boarded up and rotting away behind blue construction fences as neighbours shook their heads at the decay. An iconic house that had been built by French-Canadian pioneers during the initial logging boom in BC, the city council and Coquitlam residents did not want to lose the structure.
The structure of the Maillardville Heritage Home was originally built with lumber from Fraser Mills (at the time one of the largest mills in Canada). The designed was maintained, although fully refurbished. The home has now become a standout feature in Maillardville. The majority of the 1900s homes in the area have been torn down, so even saving this one piece of property was a huge win for the city. More information about this project can be found in this 2015 Tri-City News article.
To further explore the history of Maillardville, stop by the Mackin House Museum on Brunette for a trip back in time. To get a real taste of the French Canadian flavour, head to Mackin Park (or Parc Mackin) the first weekend of March to partake in Festival du Bois. This event celebrates French Canadian culture with plenty of music, plaid, and of course poutine. Taking a drive around the area you will notice that many streets have maintained their French names. Jordan currently lives in Maillardville, so if you need anymore information on the area feel free to contact him.