cuisine et escalier
passage et cuisine
salle de bain et détail de moulure
puit de lumière
façade arrière et remise
façade arrière existante et en chantier
chantier intérieur
perspective noir et blanc de la cuisine

A delicate balance between conservation and transformation to suit the needs of a Rosemont family.

This duplex in Old Rosemont had only had three owners since its construction in 1929 ! With children growing up and overseas relatives frequently visiting, the first floor apartment was no longer adequate. How to transform a duplex into a single-family home without distorting this architectural gem of the 1930s ? 

To achieve this objective, the architects chose to leave intact most of the existing rooms with their large wooden trims and antique plaster mouldings. At the back, a fine line is traced between the conserved and transformed portions. Articulated by a new white wainscot staircase framing a large skylight, the entire back of the house is bathed in natural light. A new glazed door in the rear façade links the kitchen to its terrace. A large trap door cleverly hidden in the wood surface provides convenient access to the basement. At the back of the yard, the hemlock fence is both bike storage and a large sliding door for parking a car. This beautiful Old Rosemont home is ready for another 100 years of family life !


L. McComber – architecture vivante


Jérôme Lemieux, Laurent McComber






Raphaël Thibodeau


Rosemont, Montréal


1792 sf