MONTREAL (AP) — For sale: hockey great Mario Lemieux’s 50-room Quebec summer home.
The price of the 6-year-old chateau-style Mont-Tremblant residence: $21,999,066, the last few dollars an ode to Lemieux’s famous No. 66.
Realtor Michel Naud said the asking price was strategic as the Pittsburgh Penguins owner knew putting the property on the market would garner heavy interest. ”He agreed to put the $66 at the end of his asking price,” Naud said.
The 17,000 square-foot castle known as the Chateau Fleur de Lys has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and ”offers a majestic panoramic view” of Tremblant Lake in the Laurentian Mountains about 80 miles northwest of Montreal.
Lemieux bought the land in 2007 and spent five years building the chateau inspired by the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. There’s also a two-bedroom guest house, large deck and 17 fireplaces among the numerous luxurious features.
”It really is a property that reflects who Mario was as a player,” Naud said. ”It’s very grand and very elegant.”
Lemieux played parts of 17 seasons for the Penguins between 1984 and 2006, racking up 1,723 points and consecutive Stanley Cups as a player in 1991 and 1992. The Penguins won Stanley Cups with Lemieux as owner in 2009, 2016 and 2017.