The residence, located in Greenfield Park, was designed for a young family settling to a suburb close to Montreal. The architect’s proposition is a sculptural composition that spreads in simple geometrical forms. The division of the volumes, the recess position of the main body just like its angle suggest a singular perspective and a dynamic volumetry that present a sensitive integration of contemporary architecture to a district dating from the 50s. Harmonizing in size, color and profiles with the sloping roof houses of the sector, the new construction is all covered by a white wood cladding. Permanent contact with the garden // Counterweight to a very private facade from the street side, the plentiful fenestration of the living area of the house offers a strong relationship with the nature, as well as remarkable points of view on a large garden, just a few kilometers away from the city.
The fluidity of the plan, the simplicity of lines, the omnipresence of white and well-assembled materials celebrate the dynamism of simple geometrical forms that contribute to the sculptural effect. The entrance hall, toned up by a sculptural staircase, a library and a reading corner, is completed by an angular central volume spreading in height on more than 19 feet. This one manages circulations, protects the family living space from the comings and goings, and also serves to hide the wide entrance closet, the butler’s pantry and the refrigerator. Two terraces // Two terraces, one first one, covered, leads to the immense backyard garden while the other one, on the second floor, offers maximal periods of sunshine and an almost total privatization.
Typology: Dwelling / Area: 320 square meters / Year designed: 2012 / Year built: 2013
Clients: Michelle Masse et Jérôme Fradette / Architect: Jean Verville / Project team: Jean Verville, Jean Benoit Viau, Stéphane Piché, Alain Gamache. / Photos team: Jean Verville, Nancy Marie Bélanger, Hugo Didier