guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montreal

guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montreal

architect guillaume lévesque has converted an 1880s duplex in montreal, canada, into two apartments while adding a contemporary townhouse at the back of the existing building. the project integrates heritage architecture with modern aesthetics, achieving a harmonious balance between the two. the original 60m2 building has been fully restored and converted into two light-filled apartments, complete with large 3.65-meter-high side windows carved into the brick wall. at the same time, the 180 sqm contemporary addition is built at the back, clad in a sober façade of black metal panels.guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montrealall images by charles lanteigne photo

 

 

guillaume lévesque architecte has restored the 19th-century house and converted it into two apartments: a two-floor 4 ½ and a 3 ½ on the second floor. the two apartments are wrapped in a brick wall exterior, while both have an open plan with abundant fenestration. the attic has been completely covered with new slate tiles, while the dormers and woodworking have been entirely rebuilt.facade of the restored 19th century building

 

 

built at the back of the existing building, the 180 sqm contemporary addition extends on three levels, while it is clad in a façade of black metal panels that gives the whole a neat finish. the basement includes a double garage with concealed door and storage rooms, while the ground floor houses the living room, which opens through large sliding doors onto a 4m x 12m outdoor terrace. the second floor contains the master bedroom, two bathrooms, and a living room which can also be used as a guest bedroom. all spaces in the townhouse are brightly lit thanks to ample natural light that enters through large glass openings.front view of the contemporary addition

 

 

‘I am very proud of the design work and site monitoring that we have accomplished at alexandre-de-sève townhouse,’ says montreal-based guillaume lévesque. ‘when I first visited the building with the clients, I knew it was going to be a great challenge. I immediately saw the potential of retaining the heritage of the existing building while adding a contemporary volume. this project would not exist today without the meticulous work of the contractor and craftsmen, engineers, team of architects, and landscape architect as well as the rigorous follow-up of clients.’

black metal panels clad the new addition guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montreal terrace pool in the garden of the new additiongarage of the townhouse kitchen and large sliding doors that open up to the terrace

guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montreal
guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montreal

guillaume lévesque adds contemporary townhouse to 1880s duplex restoration in montreal

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: alexandre-de-sève townhouse and apartments

architect: guillaume lévesque architecte

location: montreal, quebec

area: 310 m2

collaborating architect: matisse aubin thuot

structural engineer and general contractor: geniex

mechanical / electrical engineer: group cémec inc

landscape architect: l’espace paysage, martine boudreault

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