Brought in to radically alter the damp and dark interior of this classic home Glen Thomas Architecture turned to a contemporary extension with a distinct 9-meter long glass roof to get the job done.
The large modern residence is as polished on the outside as it is on the inside. A careful blend of black and white shapes the exterior of the house with a wooden box-style extension adding textural contrast.
It is the wooden balcony and the stained cedar-clad walls on the upper level that give a certain amount of contrast to an otherwise monochromatic street façade. Keeping out noise and unnecessary intrusions the basement home office towards the south corner of the house lets the homeowners work in peace.
A series of succulents and air plants add to the green goodness here and it is flooding and sliding glass doors that ensure light passes freely from one room to another. The two-story building with curved wooden roof also captures warmth during winter months while a void inside the structure allows for passage of cool breeze on hot days.
Whenever we come across contemporary farmhouse residences they are inevitably old renovated structures that are given a new lease of life. But the in Quebec is different from the rest. It was built by the creative folk at LAMAS to accommodate a couple who wished to combine their passion for art with agriculture and a rustic lifestyle.