Refreshing Simplicity

16 / 09 / 2019
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Photography: Félix Michaud
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We’re on Outremont, a famous neighbourhood in Montreal known for its opulent houses charmingly draped in overgrown vines and fronted with beautifully manicured gardens, where we uncover this family 1960’s residence, designed by the architect Jean Ouellet.

With its atypical shape, the brief delivered seamlessly matched the pre-existing layout of the home, an intervention carried out by the local practice APPAREIL architecture, who wanted to create “an open layout and rethought the spaces on the ground floor and upper level”.

The answer would end up taking shape by “removing the ground floor’s partitions and erasing the thresholds between rooms”, increasing the sense of fluidity and enhancing the unity of the space.

A conceptual coherence, marked by clean lines and soft colours, evokes the modernity and timeless elegance of the space. Materials such as marble, terrazzo, stone or wood create a beautiful contrast between old and new, warmth and boldness.