Dorval, Québec

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


Henri Cleinge, architect
165 avenue Beaumont
Montr'al (Qu'bec) H2S 1J2
Phone : 514 842-3283
Fax : 514 509-4183

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Project architect: Henri Cleinge, architect

Design team: Henri Cleinge, architect
Paulette Taillefer

Structural engineer:
C'sar Zelaya
Phone: 514 568-4540

Lyne Legault
Architecte Paysagiste/Landscape Architect
A.A.P.Q. A.A.P.C.
Phone: (514) 605-2015

General contractor:
Les Developpements Abitec Ltee.
5410, De Bordeaux
Montr'al (Qu'bec)
H2H 2A8
(Dominic Mignogna)
Phone : 514 335-0007

Marc Cramer
Phone: 514 845 2857



Exterior cladding
Masonry: Existing stone

Metal Panels: Cor-ten steel

Wood: Cedar siding

Other cladding unique to this project:
Okoume wood paneling

Elastomeric: Soprema

Tile/shingles: Existing cedar shingles

Wood frame: Prodomo

Wood doors: Prodomo

Locksets: Aurum

Pulls: Aurum

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings:
maple custom ceilings and gypsum board

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork:

Paints and stains: Sico

Solid surfacing:
poured concrete floor and solid maple floor

Floor and wall tile:
Ramacieri Soligo, Italbec, Ceracolor and Ceratec ceramic tiles (used in bathrooms) St-Marc stone from Ramacieri Soligo (used in kitchen of existing building)

Townsend Leather (banquette in kitchen of existing building)

Interior ambient lighting:
Sistemalux and Contrast

Exterior: Sistemalux

Plumbing fixtures: Batimat