Conjured up and brought to life by Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados this is a holiday and weekend home for a modern family that creates a cozy alchemy of modern comfort and natural goodness.
A pavilion-style living area makes up the core of the house and flows into the spacious courtyard that contains a large wooden deck refreshing pool and ample space for a rejuvenating outdoor living experience.
Extending a home with limited space is a tricky affair and even though most home additions expand into the backyard this duplex in Montreal’s Little Italy takes a different approach by ‘thinking vertical’.
The Vista is considerably different from many other tiny homes that we have come across in recent times. For starters you do not have to deal with a ladder and a loft-style bed unit every morning! The idea of placing the bed on the same level as the living space is great indeed and those who want additional space can still opt for which offers additional vertical space.
But the in takes a completely different approach as it acquires a striking and dramatic front-façade clad in a matte black material that is usually employed in making skateboarding ramps!
The resulting home is a fusion of the very best from both design philosophies as timeless architectural features are combined with trendy modern overtones. Textured plastered walls false ceilings that showcase the warmth of wood and iron and stone features were added to the modern interior to give it a more traditional sheen.
The transition between the new interior and the courtyard is completely seamless with swiveling glass doors and large framed glass walls separating both areas visually. While the latest addition showcases a relaxed contemporary style the existing bungalow combines traditional elegance with modern sparkle.