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L. McComber refurbishes a 1880 house in Montréal


Montréal-based architecture studio L. McComber has recently refurbished the third-floor of a single family dwelling built in 1880 in Plateau Mont-Royal, Canada. The floor is organized around a small volume wrapped by hemlock shelves obtained through the careful deconstruction of the roof structure.

The patina of the aged wood is preserved and highlighted by contrast as the surrounding are composed of abstract white surfaces. The shelves winding around the volume seem to protect a secret. This volume is sliced in two by a tempered glass roof, bringing natural light into the marble tiled shower.

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all images © STEVE MONTPETIT