A continuous staircase to the heart of the house
At the heart of this home, the architect transformed the original entrance hall and staircase into an innovative staircase that extends like a continuous ribbon, centrally linking all levels of the house.
The new staircase, in elegant black, emphasises the simplicity and refinement of the contemporary style desired by the owners.
Its design represents a true technical feat, combining exceptional craftsmanship with a subtle use of materials and ornamentation.
The new black oak staircase echoes its predecessor, incorporating delicate mouldings under the nosing and graceful curves at the landings.
Sleek detailing translates into a continuous handrail and minimalist metal balusters, meticulously integrated into each step and the herringbone floors.
It embodies refined luxury while harmonising the different levels of the house and contributing to its singular charm.
The staircase, a true centrepiece of the design, adds an extra dimension to the residence and perfectly illustrates the owners' vision of transforming a historic house into a contemporary residence, while preserving its heritage.
The staircase is now the central element of the house, harmoniously unifying its four levels in a modern, elegant ambience.
A luminous haven of peace
The architect used existing windows to create a light corridor linking the second floor to the master parents' suite, ensuring the circulation of natural light throughout the house.
Two fluted frosted glass doors offer privacy while maintaining a visual link with the outside environment – this design dramatically improves the look and functionality of a simple hallway.
Behind this canopy, a small wood-clad vestibule creates a soothing space for the parents, with hidden doors leading to the bedroom and closet room on either side.
Passing through this vestibule, the warm atmosphere of the wood gives way to a palette of soft greys in the bathroom.
Huge slabs of frosted marble cover the floors, walls, window surrounds, countertop, and even the shower surfaces, creating a monochromatic aesthetic.
The natural patterns of the marble add a subtle dynamism to the walls, while the clean transitions between the marble and the cabinetry panels add a contemporary touch.
A large window lets in natural light and highlights a century-old tree in the garden, creating a poetic ambience.
The bathtub is positioned opposite the window, allowing the parents to relax while enjoying the view of the St. Lawrence River.
The bathroom features a large vanity in fluted white oak, in harmony with the delicate, refined style of the house.
Wall cabinets reflect natural light and echo the glass partition leading to the shower.
The toilet is strategically concealed behind the bath, making for a symmetrical, balanced bathroom.
The entire bathroom, with its functional organisation, elegant finishes, and clean lines blends seamlessly into the home's classic setting, while taking advantage of the generous fenestration to create a soothing space.