We love the way Canadan design firm NatureHumaine approaches renovation. Following their conversion of a two-story duplex into a colorful single family home in Montreal, the firm unveiled its latest project: the renovation and design of an addition to this 1920s house in Montreal. The architects converted this brick building, known as Dulwich Residence, into a stylish family home that maintains the warmth of its original structure.
The extension of the Dulwich Residence was organized into two interlaced areas that provide additional space for the family and features a variety of different textures and materials. Large windows allow a startling amount of natural light to pour into the building, and although the minimalist interior could have ended up looking sterile, a sense of warmth has been maintained by incorporating exposed brick panels and wooden surfaces into the interior’s design.
The existing brick became the support for a steel-clad structure inserted on the backyard side of the house, which create a space in which the residents can relax. The windows frame beautiful views of the garden, which is an ideal place for the family’s children to play. The addition is meant to complement the existing building and highlight the structural brickwork. A glazed section separates the pre-existing building from the extension and houses the main vertical communication of the house. The entire structure spreads over 2845 square feet and was redesigned by the architects to better suit the needs of its owners.
Photos by Adrien Williams