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La «Cardinale», Ville-St-Laurent

This semi-detached house built in the 1950s in Montréal’s Ville-Saint-Laurent neighbourhood saw three beautiful children be born and raised there. Over the years, many extensions were added to its aging structure.


L. McComber – architecture vivante

The owner entrusted his project to L. McComber architects with three goals in mind: open the living spaces, make the most of the natural light and garden view, and preserve the spirit of this family home filled with memories.

Elegant but simple materials

In contrast with the unique exterior, the interior of the house is decorated with elegant simplicity. In the light- bathed kitchen, the slate floor and black marble countertop set a classic but contemporary tone. Throughout the house, frosted glass, light grey marble, and white painted drywall make for a cool but very striking palette. Preserved in its original state, the stained red oak panelling in the dining room inspired the choice of finishes for all the floors and built-in cabinetwork.

L. McComber is an architectural and design firm well-known for the relevance of its urban design. From building residential units on irregular lots to designing niche businesses and transforming cramped or unloved spaces, each project unites evocative visuals with impeccable execution.

Before → After

  • Project name : La Cardinale
  • Area : 1290 sf
  • Location : Ville Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC
  • Architect: L. McComber – architecture vivante
  • Design Team : Philip Staszewski, David Grenier, Olivier Lord, Emmanuelle Lauzier et Laurent McComber
  • General Contractor : Construction Yannick Robert
  • Engineers : Latéral conseil
  • Photo credit : Raphaël Thibodeau
  • Project end date : November 2016
  • Source : L. McComber – architecture vivante

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