APPAREIL architecture was commissioned by a young family to expand and upgrade the living space of an old “veteran” home located in Ville St-Laurent, near Montréal. To meet the client’s needs, architects have added an extension and at the same time retaining the original structure of the house. The concept of the “veteran” house is still recognizable: the facade is modest but modernized. The brick pattern on the extension gives a contemporary feel and merges into the rest of the house. At the back of the house, large windows have been installed to bring more light and space.
Inside, the ground floor was completely redesigned to transform small living rooms into one large open-plan area. The dining room has been relocated into the new extension, and the kitchen is now at the heart of the home. The interior is modest, contemporary, and as the client’s wanted – clearly reminiscent of the Scandinavian style. Two bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, and a bathroom are located upstairs.