The Maison-Boutique Coloniale is an atypical residence in the Plateau Mont-Royal area of Montreal, designed by the owners Michael Godmer of Godmer, who specializes in residential renovations of period buildings, & Mathieu Turgeon. It was designed to be their main residence, doubling as a showroom for Michael’s firm and including a design studio on the lower level. A living portfolio. Throughout the 1800 sq ft house is a careful selection of materials, objects, furniture and lighting, available from local suppliers with whom the designers collaborate (including light fixtures from one of my favourite lighting studios – Lambert et Fils). I love this home because I know how hard it can be to work with a very narrow space – my last home was 10′ wide. (Photographer: Maxime Brouillet)
This beautiful terraced home in Fulham, London, is an energetic, colourful (in mostly small doses) space for an artist and art collector. Most of the walls were left muted to highlight the art, and the top floor was opened up to create a master suite and studio space. A wonderful project by Katie Glaister and Henry Miller-Robinson of K&H Design. (Photos: Simon Brown)
Timeless design combines comfort, convenience and elegance in historic Hudson. Our This Old Hudson Maison is a fully furnished vacation rental available for short term and seasonal stays. Book this unique French inspired space via Airbnb. Designed by the bespoke creative firm Zio and Sons. This home could not be more beautiful. I love seeing designers embrace the history of a home. For example, discovering that antique wallpaper in the living room and leaving it as a focal point, whilst filling in bits with venetian plaster. Gorgeous!!!
It can sometimes be a bit jarring to see such a modern extension on a centuries old home but given I often say I’ll need at least 4 homes to get in all the styles I really like, in this case you get the best of both worlds in ONE home! Here the 18th century Georgian farmhouse in Gloucestershire has been transformed into a double height art gallery and an office. The addition comprises the living spaces. An exquisite juxtaposition of old and new. By Alison Brooks Architect. Photos: Paul Riddle.
Dave is a longtime reader of our blog and recently wrote us to share his absolutely incredible Montréal loft with us, that he had torn down to the studs and completely renovated in 2018. Unfortunately he now has to sell it but wanted to share it with us before he leaves. A bit of info about it: 15ft ceilings, exposed brisk, 2 gas fireplaces, 2+1 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living space of 1760 sq ft and a mezzanine of 900 sq ft, private roof top terrace 21′ x 34′. Dane not included 😉
WOW!!!! I am totally smitten. This loft has EVERYTHING. Thank you Dave for sharing your home with us!
A few before photos to show you the extent of the work that was done…
In the event you are in the market for the loft of your dreams, here is the listing.