Connaught Residence by NatureHumaine
NatureHumaine have completely redesigned the Connaught Residence – a 1950s house located in Montreal, Canada.
The new design is all about taking the vintage home and giving it a fresh, modern look with minimalist features. Some of the most recognizable features are the geometric shapes arranged in a non-linear way, contrasted by pallets of stark white and bright white colors.
The interior is exposed through large windows and a glass wall, giving a hint of its design through the facade, which has a noticeable shape that is offset from the original building. The offset is a result of an extension that was added to accommodate the growing needs of the expanding family.
The changing needs of a growing family triggered the complete reconfiguration and extension of their existing 1950 concrete house. They wanted a contemporary extension that would harmonize with the modern spirit of the original house.
The extension fills the void created by the split level of the existing house and is capped on either side with generous glazing. The living areas of the ground floor are distributed around a central core that has become the new focal point of the house. The new master bedroom found on the the second floor is secluded from the children’s bedrooms and accessed by a glass catwalk spanning the entrance of the home.
“The house feels at times large and majestic; at times warm & intimate, all seemingly dependent on one’s current vista and mood. This transformative nature allows for the house to feel open & free flowing, but for privacy to be nothing more than a forgotten pocket door or pivoting panel away.”
– Christopher, owner