Project Description

Client:   Private
Location:  Town of Mount-Royal, Montréal, Qc, Canada
Year Completed : 2015
Architect : Armand Dadoun Architect

Located in the upscale Town of Mount Royal near downtown Montreal, this prestigious residence was fully renovated over 15 years ago and was shortly after featured in design magazines, highlighting its beautiful venetian style and ceiling frescos. When time came to build an extension to this residence, SODECO was hired to get the job done. We took on the challenge with one objective in mind: to make this extension look like it was always part of the main residence. Hence finding the quarry that originally supplied the natural stone masonry 15 years ago was a challenge but proved to be one of the most important decisions we took based on the final result we achieved.

Several design components made this project exceptional. For example, the large 15’x20’ skylight making up the central portion of the extension’s roof had triple pane glass and was capped from the inside with stained wood. It had to be rigged and lifted with a crane over the existing house to allow for installation. Furthermore, all interior walls were treated with a rare ‘faux-fini” pallet knife technique, that only a handful master painters still know how to do, in order to match the finish on the existing walls. The copper angled roof with lead welded seams was hand shaped by a master tinsmith from Switzerland. Finally, the masonry work required that each natural stone be manually cut and shaped to fit a masonry pattern to match the existing.