Maison Wilson in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood is signature la SHED architecture, a design-build firm known for deftly updating legacy housing stock by adding contemporary gestures while preserving homes’ heritage elements for maximum authenticity. In this latest coup, a two-storey addition at the rear of a home exemplifies the firm’s backyard-to-front-curb approach and contains a new kitchen, a master bedroom and additional square footage in the basement. In the 1916 structure, the architects enlarged the openings between main-floor spaces, uncased an antique wooden stairway (and featured it in the most spectacular fashion) and restored the formal dining room’s large double doors and extensive panelling to mint condition.
Project: Maison Wilson Location: Montreal, Canada Firm: la SHED architecture, Canada
Team: Yannick Laurin, Renée Mailhot and Sébastien Parent with Olivier Bérard, Anthony Bergoin, Sébastien Dion, Samuel Guimond and Dahlia Marinier Doucet