NatureHumaine / Drolet Residence

Located in Montreal, Canada and this amazing Drolet Residence is designed by NatureHumaine.

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NatureHumaine

“A couple with a passion for cooking acquired a house on Drolet street right by Montreal’s Jean-Talon market. They wanted to do a complete renovation and re-organization of the house and had 2 main demands; firstly they wanted a large kitchen island to be the focal point of the house, and secondly they wanted their living spaces on the second floor where they would benefit from more natural light, while keeping the more intimate bedroom spaces on the ground floor.

The front door opens onto a double height entry foyer where a sculptural stair draws the focus upwards. The lines of the stair invite the natural and fluid transition from the ground floor entrance to the living spaces above. The open plan kitchen, living and dining room are found on the brightly lit second floor. These are all organized around a long linear island topped by a beautiful soap stone counter top.

The island basks in natural light as a linear skylight follows its lines directly above. The skylight is interrupted by a monolithic range that protrudes from the ceiling above. A block of cabinets, clad in a mix of anigre veneer and lacquered doors, is recessed into the wall behind the island. This block conceals the fridge as well as other appliances, pantry storage and a powder room. Towards the back of the house, the island breaks-off, into a second island that cantilevers into a brightly lit corner becoming the family’s breakfast table. Here, a patio door leads to a large exterior terrace overlooking the backyard.”

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a pair with a ardor for cooking bought a house on Drolet street proper by Montreal’s Jean-Talon market. They wanted to do a whole renovation and re-group of the residence and had 2 major demands; to begin with they wanted a significant kitchen island to be the focal point of the residence, and secondly they wanted their living spaces on the 2nd floor where they would benefit from extra average gentle, while retaining the extra intimate bed room areas on the bottom floor.

The front door opens onto a double height entry foyer the place a sculptural stair attracts the focal point upwards. The traces of the stair invite the normal and fluid transition from the bottom ground entrance to the living areas above.

The open plan kitchen, living and dining room are found on the brightly lit 2nd flooring. These are all geared up round a protracted linear island topped by way of a wonderful soap stone counter top. The island basks in average gentle as a linear skylight follows its lines straight above. The skylight is interrupted through a monolithic range that protrudes from the ceiling above.

A block of cupboards, clad in a mixture of anigre veneer and lacquered doorways, is recessed into the wall at the back of the island. This block conceals the fridge as good as other appliances, pantry storage and a powder room. closer to the again of the condo, the island breaks-off, right into a 2nd island that cantilevers right into a brightly lit nook becoming the household’s breakfast table. here, a patio door results in a gigantic exterior terrace overlooking the outdoor.

Photographs: Adrien Williams