Restoring a home that is over 200 years old is a tough task at the best of times. It is a job that demands great care understating of local design style history and heritage along with a mastery of innovative design solutions.
A style like Scandinavian perfectly lends itself to green design because of its innate simplicity practicality and emphasis on the minimal aspect of design. This is precisely why APPAREIL architecture opted for a modern Nordic look as they revamped an old home in Montreal to create a sustainable elegant and energetic home that is full of cheer.
The living space of the home is simple in itself with a neutral color scheme and furniture that combines modern comfort with traditional aesthetics. Walls of wood and custom cabinets grace the living area kitchen and dining space and offer smart storage units along with textural contrast.
The design of the living room is simple uncomplicated and drenched in coastal goodness as a two-sided fireplace sits at the very heart of this mesmerizing setting. Comfy décor in gray ensures that the light color palette is left largely undisturbed even as the unique roof large windows and glass doors bring the outdoors inside.
Despite these limitations turns out to be a stunning residence that blurs the line between the interior and the landscape around it even while creating a sense of privacy and modernity. At the core of this design are two simple rectangular volumes with the lower unit holding the living areas and the top block containing the private spaces.
It is an arrangement that offers both privacy and the best possible views from every room of the cabin. The rectangular form of the cabin its understated design and perfect form improve the insulation and ensure that no heat is lost during the cold winter months.
Designed to meet the demands of a family with a young child and a dog the modern-minimal interior had to be both refined and kid-friendly without seeming far too sterile or impersonal. This was accomplished using a combination of raw textures and wood along with a neutral backdrop and pops of bright color.