At the heart of Montreal’s coveted Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood, lies a typical duplex from the 1900s that has recently been transformed by L’Abri into a two-story family home. The project has taken the opportunity to decompartmentalize the original space, providing a greater sense of openness and simplicity. On the ground floor, the living spaces are arranged as a large continuous space, spanning from the street to the garden. The washroom serves as an opaque volume buffering the vestibule from the rest of the house, while the kitchen occupies the centre of the residence, featuring a large island integrated to the space.
▼首层的连续空间，厨房占据重要位置；the continuous space at the first floor，the kitchen takes the central place
▼木栅格折叠后变成入口处的座椅，the wooden grids fold into a seating area for the doorway
Running along the latter is the true focal element of the home: an opening between the two floors with a skylight, allowing daylight to seep in all the way to the ground floor. A wooden staircase rises within this opening, with a continuous steel handrail that turns along the second-floor walkway.
▼一楼通向二楼的开口很大，将通过天窗的日光引入首层；the opening for staircase is large enough to let the daylight penetrate to the ground floor through the skylight
▼浅色木制楼梯与钢制扶手的语言一致，和谐地成为一体；the light-colored wooden staircase and the steel hand railing use the same design language and work in harmony
The master suite is located in the front part of the building and the room has high ceilings due to the natural slope of the roof. Auxiliary spaces are given the chance to bathe in daylight as well: the master walk-in closet faces the street balcony, while a second opening is created above the master suite shower. At the back of the house, a new exterior staircase extends to the rooftop terrace, offering a retreat from the city, as well as a view of the Mount-Royal and downtown Montreal.
▼伸向房屋前部的主卧，the master suite is located in the front part of the building
▼主卧的衣帽间用半透明材料处理，提高透光率；the space for changing clothes in the master bedroom uses translucent materials to allow more penetration of the light
▼卫生间细节，details of the restroom
▼首层平面，the ground floor plan
▼二层平面，the first floor plan
▼顶层平面，the rooftop plan