_naturehumaine has recently completed a contemporary extension to a 1920s house located on a large lot on Montreal’s south shore, in Canada. The new addition was designed to harmonize with the existing house, as well as highlight and expose the structural brick.
The two constructions were linked together by a glazed volume that houses the vertical circulation of the house. The existing house was redesigned to incorporate the entry and living room on the main floor, and the children’s quarters on the second floor.
The designers included three double height spaces that link the communal areas of the ground floor with the more private spaces on the second floor, while maintaining a warm interior atmosphere.
The new extension was organized into 2 intertwining volumes. A brick volume acts a support base for a steel clad volume that projects out into the backyard. Transitioning seamlesly into the existing 1920s structure, the main floor houses the more social areas such as the kitchen and dining room. The minimalist two-tone kitchen contrasts beautifully against the white walls, while large glazing brings an abundance of natural light in.
The second floor of the extension includes the master bedroom and master ensuite, an office, and a relaxation area titled by the designers “the sleeping basket”. This area is found where the extension projects into the backyard, featuring large windows that frame the foliage.
This becomes a space to relax and gaze out towards the garden as well as an area for the children to play while maintaining contact with the kitchen and dining spaces below.
Type: Single family house
Intervention: Interior re-organization & extension
Location: 371 ave. de Dulwich, Saint-Lambert, Canada
Area: 2845 sqft
Completion Date: 2014
Photo credit: Adrien Williams
*All images and information courtesy of _naturehumaine.