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I bought my mother’s house in 2009, when I was 20 years old. Even in my wildest dreams, I never thought I would one day turn the house I grew up in into a huge mansion.

Due to her health, my mother, unfortunately, could no longer afford to maintain the building and the only way to keep the family home was to buy it from her as soon as possible.

After setting the price at 250,000 Canadian dollars and doing my homework, I finally obtained financing from a bank. It was a difficult and risky time for me at the time, but none of what you will read next would have happened without this great decision.

The construction project for what would soon become Manoir Blackswan was designed and built around the house I grew up in. It made sense to me to demolish only part of the house instead of demolishing it completely.

In the spring of 2020, we began the partial demolition of the house. We needed to remove all of the bricks and structure from that part of the building in order to install the new construction.

We strategically demolished every section of the building that we didn’t need. I had no idea what to expect next. All I knew was that I had a vision of the outcome, and that’s all that mattered at the time.

That was the first step in a very long and exciting journey.

To be continued!

– Emmanuel

Manoir Blackswan

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