The Château Dufresne: An Exceptional Place
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A visit to the Château Dufresne is a voyage into the private world of a middle-class francophone family from the early 20th century, that of the brothers Oscar and Marius Dufresne. These two visionaries introduced the city of Maisonneuve to novelties in architecture and urban planning inspired by European and American models. The domestic interiors of the two separate houses they lived in reflect the appeal of monumental architecture in the Beaux-Arts style, as well as a taste for opulence and the latest styles. There, too, you will find the secular masterpieces of the Italian-born artist Guido Nincheri along with interior decoration and painted furniture by the Belgian painter Alfred Faniel.