This project involved the renovation and extension of a duplex built in the early 1900s at the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal. The objective was to transform the original dark and narrow rooms into spacious open spaces bathed in natural light. Towards the street, the design accentuates the original structure of the residence. Facing the garden, the generous fenestration on the ground floor contrasts with the impressive cantilevered concrete-panelled volume of the first floor.
The Western cedar ceiling that extends towards the exterior and the walnut kitchen and dining room fixtures harmonize with the original features of the living room. The circulation areas are concentrated at the centre of the residence, where a long white ribbon constituting the banisters unfurls. Directly above, a series of skylights punctuate the ceiling, offering views of the sky.

Mentana Residence

Montreal, 2012-14

photo credits: Charles Lanteigne