The articulation of the expansion also introduces a play of intimate terraces on two levels, one that optimises the connection with the landscape while maintaining privacy the other way.
In this continued spirit of sharing space with the current architecture, the new volume humbly extends onto the lot, adding to the intimacy through the various outdoor areas.
Inside the home, the coexistence of old and new continues courtesy of the interior restoration and modernisation programme.
The intervention first focused on breaking down barriers between rooms to create a fluid layout that better meets the needs of modern-day living.
To respect the essence of the home, the staircase, and other key elements such as the massive wooden doors and mouldings, the plaster mouldings and the cast-iron radiators were restored.
These refurbished features cast a rich and textured backdrop on which natural, elegant accents of walnut, glass, and crude steel are expressed.
The choice of finishes, as well as the scale of the extension, was carefully considered.
Through the revaluation of the residential architectural heritage, this project conveys the relevance of considering conservation work in the broader interest of sustainable development.