Constituting a 2012 project by Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, this contemporary residence is a renovation of an existing home that sought to create an interior that is brighter and more open while still maintaining some of the original country charm.
The contemporary residence is located in Canada and it can be found in Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec. It is located on a wooded lot that borders a river and the renovation of the home was done because the owner wanted to give a new life to his home by opening the home up to its surroundings.
The changes made involved completely rethinking the houseâ€™s living areas in order to create a dialog between the inside and the outside. The steep slope of the houseâ€™s roof was kept but the houseâ€™s traditional dormer windows was transformed and now, one dormer opens on to the street to reveal the houseâ€™s staircase and to provide light to the contemporary residenceâ€™s central space.
On the side which is the nearest side with the river, part of the houseâ€™s roof has been raised to accommodate the houseâ€™s master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. This second dormer is much larger and it creates an airy and bright space.
Constituting a renovation of an existing home in Quebec, Canada, Cabane 217 is a project that involves a lot of things including, for starter, a screen room that constitutes an addition to the original house. This screen room stands out from the main part of the building and it has a fireplace.
This screen room is both intimate and welcoming. The project also involves the renovation of the houseâ€™s kitchen and the inclusion of a new, lighter, and brighter staircase that leads to the upper floor.
The homeâ€™s inside is much brighter now. Now, the house also has a part with wood panels and a slate floor that respect the natural and warm feel of the place. The house also has a bathroom with a spectacular shower and in addition, the house also has a master bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows that can give the impression of floating in the trees.
The house also has a metal roof that reflects the sun. In addition, the house also has windows that are wood just like the original ones and seems to flow into marine plywood panels that extend and define new elements in the house.
If you wonder how this house is like, you can try taking a look at some pictures of the enchanting contemporary residence taken by StÃ©phane Groleau.