Thellend Fortin Architectes have designed the expansion of a spacious 1960s residence in Montreal, Canada. Situated on a site with a steep incline and stunning views, the two-floor expansion was designed to create a connection to the surrounding landscape. Large floor-to-ceiling windows create a panoramic view of the incredible site.
The architectural concept involved the addition of living spaces in the form of a long ribbon situated laterally to and in line with the contours of the existing structure. This ribbon folds and unfolds, thus offering multiple views of the surrounding landscape.
Clad in anthracite-coloured concrete panels, the cantilevered extension reflects in the St. Marc limestone-lined swimming pool, surrounded by the suspended deck in white-painted concrete. This mineral setting marries perfectly with the impressive canopy of mature maple trees that offer shade to this oasis in the heart of the city.
At garden level, the expansion incorporates a newly added gym that has direct access to the outdoor and plenty of natural light. On the upper level, a living room, recreation room, dining area and kitchen are bathed in natural light. The connection to the outdoor is never lost no matter where you find yourself in the space.
The material palette was kept neutral with white walls and pale-hued texture to enhance the spacious aspect of the rooms.
The kitchen is completely white, concealing all storage in a clean minimalist way. The space features two large islands connected through a bar countertop, making it ideal for entertaining and large family gatherings.
The Barcelona Chair seems quite fitting into the space!
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