Saint-André Residence in Montréal

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Saint-André Residence in Montréal

Quebec Property Extension, Canada – design by NatureHumaine

13 Jul 2016

Saint-André Residence

Design: NatureHumaine

Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Saint-André Residence

Saint Andre Residence

The Saint-André residence is located on a heritage street of Le Plateau Mont-Royal, and the project consisted in adding a modern extension on the back alley side while retaining the character of the built environment on the street side. We transformed the early-20th-century duplex into a single-family dwelling, with the intent of creating a bright, open-space house.

Saint Andre Residence

Saint Andre Residence Saint Andre Residence

The extension allowed for the addition, on the ground floor, of a vast kitchen that opens up on the garden, and on the second floor, of a cantilever master suite built on the corner of the house. This protruding structure creates intimacy in the night spaces as well as a dynamic volume above the yard.

Saint Andre Residence Saint Andre Residence

Saint Andre Residence

The back of the house is mostly covered in red brick as a reminder of the materiality of the existing house, and the siding for the cantilever is made of black layered fiber cement panels cut in diamond shapes, which creates a contrast between the modern cantilever structure and the historic red brick.

Saint Andre Residence

Saint Andre Residence Saint Andre Residence

Two wide skylights installed in double-height spaces provide natural light in the centre of the house. In order to structure space and add accents of materiality as well as textures to the house, three volumes have been covered with walnut wood, and another, with white rods.

Saint Andre Residence

Saint Andre Residence

Saint-André Residence – Building Information

Type: Single family house
Intervention: Renovation et Extension
Location: Montreal, Canada
Completion Date: June 2016
General Contractor : Sienna Construction

Saint Andre Residence Saint Andre Residence

Photo credit: Adrien Williams

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