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Bord-du-Lac Residence

Henri Cleinge, architecte

Dorval, Québec
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Site Size: 34,000 square feet

Project Size: 9,900 square feet

Program: The clients asked Montreal-based architect Henri Cleinge to renovate a 200-year-old stone house in Dorval, Quebec to accommodate an extended family of four generations.

Location: The original house, which belonged to the Hudson Bay Company, faces Lake Saint-Louis and the former site of an old trade road.

Solution: To connect old and new on an L-shaped site, Cleinge placed a separate rectangular volume clad in Cor-ten steel at an 80-degree angle to the original stone building. From an entrance on the south side of the new volume, a stair leads up to a glazed bridge to the second levels of both structures where the sleeping quarters are located. The lower levels of the old and new sections feature double-height ceilings for the living and dining areas.

Construction Methods: To retain the old house’s structure, Cleigne reinforced the original timber frame and left the rustic beams exposed inside. The new addition also has a wood frame with steel beams for longer spans.

Henri Cleinge, architect
165 avenue Beaumont
Montréal (Québec) H2S 1J2
Phone : 514 842-3283
Fax : 514 509-4183

February 2014
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