Site Size: 34,000 square feet
Project Size: 9,900 square feet
Program: The clients asked Montreal-based architect Henri Cleinge to renovate a 200-year-old stone house in Dorval, Quebec to accommodate an extended family of four generations.
Location: The original house, which belonged to the Hudson Bay Company, faces Lake Saint-Louis and the former site of an old trade road.
Solution: To connect old and new on an L-shaped site, Cleinge placed a separate rectangular volume clad in Cor-ten steel at an 80-degree angle to the original stone building. From an entrance on the south side of the new volume, a stair leads up to a glazed bridge to the second levels of both structures where the sleeping quarters are located. The lower levels of the old and new sections feature double-height ceilings for the living and dining areas.
Construction Methods: To retain the old house's structure, Cleigne reinforced the original timber frame and left the rustic beams exposed inside. The new addition also has a wood frame with steel beams for longer spans.
Henri Cleinge, architect
165 avenue Beaumont
Montréal (Québec) H2S 1J2
Phone : 514 842-3283
Fax : 514 509-4183
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Design team: Henri Cleinge, architect
Metal Panels: Cor-ten steel
Wood: Cedar siding
Other cladding unique to this project:
Tile/shingles: Existing cedar shingles
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:
Paints and stains: Sico
Floor and wall tile: