A house built in the 1960âs is remade for added light and space.
Details: Re-designed by Naturhumaine, the Closse Residence, located in suburban Montreal, now has large glazed doors that let abundant light into a newly opened space with an imposing focal point, a sculptural stair built of hot rolled steel, maple veneer, and frosted glass.
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Source: Photos by Adrien Williams.
“This suburban home on Montrealâs south shore was built by the father of our client in the 1960âs. After over 50 years without having much work done, it was in need of some rejuvenation. The original house lacked natural light and had a series of closed rooms surrounding a central stair.
The first move was to open the south facade with large glazed patio doors. Removing the original partitions lets the light penetrate deeply into the house. A new sculptural stair built of hot rolled steel, maple veneer, and frosted glass becomes the focal point of the house. The counter of the central island in the kitchen cantilevers 2.4 meters out from the cabinets becoming the dining table, uniting the preparation and eating spaces. Two pivoting glass doors close off the entry creating a winter vestibule. The immense stone fireplace was conserved and restored. Itâs textured materiality contrasts with the purity of the new elements.
The exterior of the house was restored and repainted and the windows were replaced. A contemporary dormer was added to the roof of the house containing the two second floor bathrooms. The limited pallet of simple and bright materials unites this home.
PROJECT DATA Type: Single family house Intervention: Interior re-organization Location: Rue Closse, Saint-Lambert, Canada Completion Date: 2014”