Auctioned Quebec mansion for sale ... again

The mansion in Hudson, Que., that was auctioned off for $3.4 million last month is back on the market at the same price after the Quebec woman who made the winning bid couldn't close the deal.

Buyer who bid $3.4M at auction couldn't close deal

The Hudson mansion is back on the market for the same $3.4 million that was bid on it last month. ((CBC))

The mansion in Hudson, Que., that was auctioned off for $3.4 million last month is back on the market at the same price after the Quebec woman who made the winning bid couldn't close the deal.

"Unfortunately, the high bidder at the auction hasn't come through on requirements for the contract, and it doesn't look like she will. So we've put the product back on the market again," said Dr. John Hooper, 70, who owns the home.

The woman who made the bid worked through an agent, and was never named.

People came from all over the world to bid on the house in an open auction with no minimum bid.

There are eight bedrooms in the house, as well as eight bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool, a secret stairway, imported wood fixtures and furniture, and a window that looks out over a large garden.

Located on the Ottawa River about a 45-minute drive west of Montreal, the property even has a private beach.

Hooper and his wife Diane Bradshaw decided to sell the home so they could spend more time travelling, and they haven't given up on innovative sales techniques.

"For well-qualified potential purchasers, we're going to invite them here for a weekend on their own," Hooper said.

"We'll show them how to work the house, and let them either fall in love or conclude it's not the right place for them. I think that's going to lead to a sale in the next six months or so, which is what we're looking for."

They are asking the same price as the winning auction bid — $3.4 million.