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Décor

Loft

DESIGNER ALEXANDRE LAFLEUR TRANSFORMS A PARTY-READY PIED-À-TERRE INTO A PRACTICAL RESIDENCE FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR, WITH A PENTHOUSE VIEW TO MATCH. It’s the windows. The half-moon, single pane, factory iron windows that bathe the loft in ethereal light. Or is it the art? The curated collection of up-and-coming Canadian artists that would paint any … Continue reading Loft

Country contemporary

SO MANY STORIES LAY HIDDEN WITHIN THE WALLS OF THIS EASTERN TOWNSHIPS HOME, AND DESIGNER CARL LAPOINTE UNCOVERED EACH ONE BY ONE TO REVEAL THE PROPERTY IN ITS TRUE GLORY. Lapointe patiently waited ten years before acquiring this rare gem and began to breathe new life into it. He was first attracted by the manicured … Continue reading Country contemporary

Into the woods

OVERLOOKING LAC DES ÉCORCES, THIS COUNTRY HOME DESIGNED BY DAOUST LESTAGE, COMBINES CEDAR, STEEL AND GLASS IN PERFECT HARMONY WITH THE SURROUNDING LAURENTIAN LANDSCAPE. Like a secret cabin in the woods, the house stands hidden behind a curtain of hemlocks and cedars. And although it was built in 1998 by Daoust Lestage, architecture design urbain, … Continue reading Into the woods

Contemporary fires

BACK IN THE DAY, WE WERE SATISFIED TO WATCH A BRICK FIREPLACE WITH ITS GROUND-LEVEL HEARTH; THROUGH A SMALL WINDOW, WE WATCHED THE DANCING FLAMES. WE IMAGINED THE UNSEEN FLAMES THAT WERE HIDDEN BEHIND THE IRON-MESH CURTAIN. TODAY, IN AN AGE OF ZEN, FIREPLACES HAVE BECOME A FOCAL POINT IN ROOMS, SIMPLIFIED AND SHOWCASING THE … Continue reading Contemporary fires

A dream house

VISITING FRIENDS ON A BEAUTIFUL, UNPOLLUTED LAKE, A COUPLE FALL IN LOVE WITH THE LAURENTIANS AND DECIDE TO BUILD THEIR SECONDARY RESIDENCE THERE. THEY PURCHASED THE NEIGHBOURING 63,000-SQUARE-FOOT LOT AND DRAW PLANS TO BUILD A NEW ENGLAND-STYLE HOUSE. The construction was spread out over 18 long months, which gave the owners time to consider details … Continue reading A dream house