Modern Maison de Chateaubriand by Anik Péloquin
Montreal-based architectural practice, Anik Péloquin, has designed the Maison de Chateaubriand project. Completed in 2011, the former stationmaster house has been converted into a luxury family home in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The environment of this former stationmaster house has radically changed in recent decades. On the west side, the railways have given way to a big park with trees that have since matured. On the east side, there is now a suspended highway that cuts through the city. The renovation and expansion of this property fits into this transformed context.
In the front, on the east side, the brick facade is simple and graphic. It maintains the original openings. Rather opaque, it protects the privacy of the occupants. The architect’s decision to insert some of wooden slats was a great interior design decision.
The rear facade faces west and towards a delightful park. The wood siding prevails and is in harmony with the natural surroundings. The new expansion volume includes the dining room and a deck. The railing is an extension of the wood siding.
The new windows flood the rooms with lots of natural light and allow the owner to take advantage of the park’s vegetation and mature trees. Visible from the entrance, this urban nature is an integral part of the property’s busiest common spaces.
Only a short distance away from the highway, this stylishly renovated property will allow its owner to live at the heart of nature and take advantage of its variations throughout the year.
Images courtesy of Marc Cramer
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