Once a train stationmaster, this Montreal home fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape and environment. Anik Péloquin architecte has completely transformed the building into a contemporary home that takes advantage of the abundance of vegetation on a location that was once dominated by railroad tracks. Large floor to ceiling windows and a vibrant interior complement the outdoors perfectly.
Nature in the city
From Anik Péloquin architecte:
The environment of this former stationmaster house has radically changed in recent decades. On the west side, the railways have given way to a big park with trees that have since matured. On the east side, there is now a suspended highway that cuts through the city.
The renovation and expansion of this property fits into this transformed context.
The new windows shed lots of natural light and allow occupants to take advantage of the park’s vegetation and mature trees. Visible from the entrance, this urban nature is an integral part of the property’s busiest common spaces.
Only a short distance away from the highway, this renovated property will allow its occupants to live at the heart of nature and take advantage of its variations throughout the year.
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Architect: Anik Péloquin, architect
Project Manager: Anik Péloquin
Engineer: Donald Arsenault, consulting engineer
Contractor: Les entreprises G3F inc.
Project surface area: 2,225 sq.ft
Finalisation date: November 2011
Photographer: Marc Cramer