The Portland Residence is a historical stone house located in the Town of Mount-Royal, a “model city” built in the early 20th century. The architectural firm Atelier Barda entirely renovated the property and created a custom furniture collection through its new Foraine par Atelier Barda division.
The mandate given to the architects consisted of redeveloping all of the spaces on the 3 levels totaling 3000 sq. Ft. And adding an extension to the back of the house. Its location in the heart of the garden city and the desire to respect the heritage of the surrounding built environment, guided the design of the project.
The ground floor, the main living space, is distinguished from the other two floors by its open layout. The partitioned distribution of the original residence has been completely reconfigured to offer fluid and intuitive circulation. A central technical unit, around which family life revolves, was designed in the style of a black box linking the different levels. Including cloakroom, bathroom, kitchen equipment, access to stairs and library, it serves as a transition between intimate spaces (bathrooms, bedrooms) and common spaces (living room, hall, kitchen, living room) and thus frees up space. peripheral space as a place of life. Dressed in anthracite oak, it contrasts with the light tones of the rest of the space. The different materials selected contribute to the soft atmosphere of the whole.