Canadian designer Anne Sophie Goneau celebrates the beauty of raw materials in this contemporary condo interior design. The 1,280 square feet condo is located on the ground floor of a triplex on St-Denis Street, in Montreal. The project aimed to maximize the space by dividing each living area, while maximizing the architectural integrity of the existing location.
The concept of the design was born in the demolition stage where original brick walls, wall hemlock and steel structure were discovered. Instead of concealing them, the design aimed to celebrate their raw qualities and textures.
The focal point of the space is the large open kitchen that unfolds into the dining room and living room. The minimalist kitchen uses a sleek black and white colour scheme that contrasts beautifully against the raw brick wall.
Across the kitchen and dining area lays the master bedroom enclosed by a glass wall which preserves the view of the bare brick. The textural wall surfaces tie all the spaces together and create balance.
The flooring was refinished with epoxy featuring a radiant hot water heating system that was installed under the concrete slab. The floor in common spaces such as the living room, kitchen and dining was finished in a light grey epoxy and a matte polyurethane finish.
The private areas such as the master and secondary bedrooms, as well as the bathrooms, use a glossy white epoxy.
The steel beam, flameproof, delimits the passage area. In the corridor leading to the bathroom, a light-emitting diode is recessed in the ceiling for an intimate setting, which features the original hemlock wall.
Throughout the space the design utilizes a play on contrasting colours and textures, and creates a blend of new and old. The contemporary materials used were chosen not to overpower, but to showcase the raw textures of the original building. A celebration that is carried through the entire space as a reminder of heritage.
Project name: Espace St-Denis
Location: Montreal (Quebec) Canada
Area: 1,280 sq.ft.
Designer: Anne Sophie Goneau
Photography: Adrien Williams
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