Fire Sale

Arcade Fire Lists Church-Turned-Recording Studio For $325,000


Fans of indie rock heroes Arcade Fire got a surprise real estate news break yesterday on the band’s Twitter feed. “Anybody want to buy a church?,”  read a tweet which linked to a listing for the 162-year-old Quebec church in which the group recorded its second (Neon Bible) and third (The Suburbs) albums.

Priced at 325,000 loonies (roughly the same in United State dollars), the 15,751-square-foot property at 401 Rue St-Joseph in Farnham (about 40 miles southeast of Montreal) is billed as a commercial and office space, with suggested use as an artist’s studio, place of worship or community center. Louise Goudreault, a broker with Sutton, is the agent for the proprty.

When reached by phone, Ms. Goudreault suggested getting in touch with Chantal Vaillancourt, a long-time assistant to Arcade Fire who manages the band’s real estate matters.  Read More