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Penthouse Downtown Montreal by Rene Desjardins

In Interior Design on August 13, 2011 by Yossawat Tagged: , , ,

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Every now and then huge raw spaces present themselves likes gems in cities that have been mostly settled by those who have come before you.  When Rene Desjardins was assigned to start working on a penthouse in downtown Montreal, the 3,300 square foot space that would become an apartment was still under construction

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Penthouse Downtown Montreal was a blank canvas for his bidding, and the result is absolutely stunning. The 23rd floor penthouse is a full floor rectangular space with full-height windows opening out to the North, East, and West.

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One side of the city block consists of shared areas while the other contains the private living quarters for the client and his son. A combined dining room and kitchen area take up the far North end of the home with strong, definite details. Charcoal granite quartz covers the counter tops while cabinets faced in glass reflect the cityscape below.

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A terrace door runs length of dining room space, while couches finished in walnut, cotton and linen provide an open invitation to the living room and theater area on the other end. The private quarters at the other end of the home are more classical in their layout.  Two wide wooden doors lead to the father and son’s personal quarters.

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While the master suite features a large bathroom with heated Calacatta marble floors and two walked in closets, the son’s quarters boast a  more traditional boutique hotel feel. The home’s interior color palette of white with brown and gray creates a pared down warmth for the apartment, while high ceilings and recessed lighting fixtures with double spotlights mimic the aesthetic of lofts in Los Angeles or New York.

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The loft aesthetic was then further preserved when Desjardins left the structural columns, treating them only to match the overall aesthetic of the home.

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Fine details, like heating units covered in ash to match the floors and fabric blinds that disappear when raised reflect the kind of care that has gone into designing this home to become a fine place to rest above the city and watch as everything buzzes below.

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Via…Rene Desjardins, Guz Living

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