A home in the Laurentians by APPAREIL architecture

Posted on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 by KiM

What a dreamy, modern cottage-type home that was recently transformed by Montreal firm APPAREIL architecture. Built in 1922 and located in the Laurentian Mountains of southern Québec, this firm was challenged to create harmony between the exterior and interior, all with timeless and Nordic aesthetics.

The new façade is now punctuated with large windows, especially towards the rear of the house, opening it up to the surrounding forest. White was used throughout the house to give a bright and sleek look. Elements such as the kitchen ceiling and the thickness of some walls were preserved, as a nod to the past of the house and its many transformations.

A veranda with large removable windows becomes a pleasant place of transition between inside and outside. The small seating area and fireplace allows the residents to enjoy this spacious extra room in any season. The wooden slats provide a warm contrast to the black exterior and fit very well with the Nordic style envisioned by the firm.

A new staircase connects the basement to the mezzanine through the ground floor; it now allows light to pass through the different levels and, by its color, becomes decorative object in itself.

Architect: Kim Pariseau Contractor: Marcel-Luc Verdon, Landscape Architect: Fanie Quenneville Photographer: Mathieu Laverdière

Renaud says:

Maybe a little bit too minimalist for me. I really love the outside though, and the location is so dreamy.



Dorothy says:

I find aspects of the interior a little stark, but that wrap-around porch/veranda is absolutely spectacular.

axie says:

Gorgeous, especially the wrap-around porch. Almost perfect- a bit of paint, a few pieces of art and personal items, (mine?) and I could move right in 🙂

Ursula says:

I absolutely love the kitchen! And also the less of colour. I am a fan of monochrome tones!

Love the architecture and pale floors in particular! All the blurry people took me out of it though – too many! 🙂

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