Old Brick Duplex Turned Contemporary Glass Home | NONAGON.style
Old Brick Duplex Turned Contemporary Glass Home

Old Brick Duplex Turned Contemporary Glass Home

Redefining open spaces

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on December 21st 2017
Hygge is home for Vanessa. If you're wondering how she likes to keep her house, think tidy and uncluttered. She even has a personal Pinterest board featuring only white colored homes, appealing to her minimal design aesthetic.
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De La Roche Residence

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From a distance, this modern home sticks out from the rest of the homes along the street in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie. Its striking roof is clad in gray, unlike its brick-walled neighbors. What used to be an old brick duplex has now been converted into a contemporary glass home, ever since a design-focused couple and their two children turned this space into their permanent residence.

Contemporary Glass House | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

With a fondness for minimal design, the family sought out _naturehumaine, a Montreal-based studio known for their modern approach to architecture. The brief was simple, transform the cramp duplex into a spacious home that brings in plenty of light.

Open plan living | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
High Ceiling | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

The building’s boring brick facade was replaced with big windows and glass screens, spanning both floors. Paired with white walls, the open plan living space welcomes a generous amount of light that reaches all the way to the kitchen.

Open plan living with touches of gray and white | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Open plan living with touches of gray and white | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

Inside, the family room is clean and minimal, combining gray, white and wooden elements. The dining table is supported by wooden legs that echo the glass screen frames.

White kitchen island with marble countertop | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

Concealed doors can be found behind the dining area and across the kitchen space, making room for plenty of items to stay hidden from view. The kitchen features a black and white palette, with a touch of marble in the countertop.

White staircase with high ceilings | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
White staircase | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

The staircase is one of the home’s key features. It’s interesting to see marbled steps leading up to a wooden landing, which visually tie the staircase to the kitchen.

Marble steps leading to white staircase | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Marble steps leading to white staircase | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Marble steps leading to white staircase | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

The steps continue upward in a curved angle, framed with white perforated steel that match the rest of the house. The staircase itself sits directly under a glass covered opening, illuminating the entire area.

Marble steps leading to white staircase | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Marble steps leading to white staircase | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Black and White Bathroom | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Black and White Bathroom | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Glass House | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

The family was excited to move into their new home – one they feel reflects them. From its sleek exterior to bright open spaces within the home, this contemporary glass house is truly the result of a successful transformation.

Contemporary Glass House | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Glass House | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Glass House | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Glass House | De La Roche Residence by _naturehumaine | NONAGON.style

What do you think of this modern home? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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