Atrium Townhome in Westmount, Montreal Interior Project, Building, Quebec Residence Photos

Atrium Townhome in Westmount, Montreal

New Real Estate Interior, QC, Canada – design by RobitailleCurtis

7 Jan 2020

Atrium Townhome, Westmount

Architect: RobitailleCurtis

Location: Westmount, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Atrium Townhome Westmount Montreal
photo © Adrien Williams

Originally built in 1978, this townhome required significant renovations. In the end, the decision was made to gut the house and largely start over. The clients, a young family, wanted updated modern finishes, unique design features, and an open convivial layout with the ability to close off space so their Great Danes and cats could be kept out of the kitchen and living room. The project’s primary material palette needed to be durable and not require constant maintenance.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Montreal
photo © Adrien Williams

RobitailleCurtis’s design highlights the dramatic vertical and horizontal axis of the Atrium Townhome. On the ground floor, the linear hearth and views across the atrium and kitchen terminate at the new garden window wall. The vertical axis is highlighted by the two-story book-case and vertical grain Douglas Fir slats.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Canada
photo © Marc Cramer

The material palette of Douglas Fir slats, polished concrete floors, and white lacquered millwork achieve brightness, warmth, durability and sleek minimal design. Concealed floor to ceiling pocket doors and stainless steel mesh curtains provide flexible separation. A net ‘floor’ replaces the need for guardrails at the top of the expanded atrium and serves as a unique play surface on the third floor where children’s rooms are located.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Canada
photo © Marc Cramer

At the main living level, the kitchen has been relocated from the front of the home to the rear where it now enjoys more open space and daylight in its position adjacent a window wall with views to a newly designed garden. A carefully detailed millwork ‘cube’ is a primary organizing element of the ground floor plan.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Canada
photo © Marc Cramer

It is a nicely proportioned object that orients movement through space as it separates the living room from the atrium and kitchen. The ‘cube’ contains two concealed glass pocket doors that enable the living room to be closed off. It also conceals a coat closet at the main entrance of the home and hides a discreet powder room.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Montreal Atrium Townhome Westmount Montreal
photos © Adrien Williams

At the ground floor level and up through the atrium and main stair, vertical grain Douglas fir slats provide screened views through the home and eliminate the necessity for guardrails. Douglas fir, concrete floors, and white lacquered millwork combine to create a crisp, clean, and warm material palette.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Canada
photo © Marc Cramer

At the third floor level, a net ‘floor’ has been installed at the top of the atrium allowing the void space to become a dramatic play surface adjacent to the kid’s bedrooms. The use of a net in this location precludes the need for guardrails and opens the floor plan to unimpeded views to and from the third floor.

Atrium Townhome Westmount Montreal Atrium Townhome Westmount Montreal
photos © Adrien Williams

Riggers from Cirque du Soleil installed the trapeze net.

Architects: RobitailleCurtis

Atrium Townhome Westmount Canada Atrium Townhome Westmount Canada
photos © Marc Cramer

Photography: Adrien Williams and Marc Cramer

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Address: Westmount, Quebec, Canada

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