A second floor apartment in an older developing in Montreal, Canada has been transformed into a present day dream duplex by MU Architecture Studio. The architects dreamed up the concept of ‘going up’ for the Mentana Residence to develop a spacious 3 bedroom apartment with an substantial rooftop terrace.
The unique red brick facade nonetheless exists, even though the addition now supplies an desirable juxtaposition of a timber box atop the building. Windows are screened with wooden louvres, contributing yet another layer of architectural splendor. The large terrace is trimmed with flowering planters and greenery which is a fresh addition to the urban landscape.
Internally, the new duplex receives a focal level of a stunning glass and wood staircase. The light oak actions are flanked by a transparent rail which functions steel rivets. So amazing is how each other riser boasts a built-in spotlight, making a functional masterpiece.
Divided into 2 floors, the very first degree is the place the principal residing region can be located such as the kitchen and dining area, as nicely as a guest area. A shared area, residents can move about freely inside of the open program. The living area is rooted with a striking steel fireplace fitted with wood storage at the bottom and a present day ebony deer head on prime. Such a fresh consider on a standard wood-burning fireplace!
Polished concrete floors in deep charcoal showcase the pure white walls beautifully. The clean-lined kitchen is clad with higher-gloss cabinetry, a gleaming marble-enveloped island and lustrous tiled backsplash. A trio of contemporary black and chrome stools include a striking sophistication to the white-drenched area.
The master suite and a lot more casual family members area reside on the second level, as does the expansive rooftop terrace. The recreational lounge is set with comfy, cozy sofas with patterned throw pillows. Lighting pendants of numerous shapes preside above this relaxed living spot. Retractable glass doors open to the incredible rooftop.
Truly an addition to the property, this open-air terrace is an enviable outside residing zone with sleek, built-in modular sofas on platforms, a quaint teak dining set and (drumroll, please) a massive corner sizzling tub. The deck also has a separate entrance which directly–and conveniently–accesses the cabana bath with glazed stroll-in shower.
The Mentana Residence is a prime instance of how 1 added story separates an ordinary apartment from an extraordinary a single.
Posted by Suzanne at 19 December, 2013
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