Coleraine Residence is a minimalist house located in Montreal designed by Naturehumaine. The project was completed for a real estate developer on the corner of a quaint residential neighborhood. One of the major impediments of the project was maintaining the two-row house requirement on an 8.7-meter lot without sacrificing natural lighting.

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The solution was intertwining the units by creating a zig-zag dynamic between the subdivisions, which maximized sunlight exposure while creating a unique and intimate space. The two units, which intersect at the top floor, create a comfortable and cozy program that coalesce the master bedroom, office, and terrace within each unit. This distinctive program was further reinforced by the site’s footprint, which has a 75-degree angle at the intersecting streets.

In order to remain consistent with the neighborhood’s vernacular, the home was constructed with a brick base, with the only deviation being the contemporary steel volume on the top level. The double-height interiors are suspended via a wooden platform that are matched with the flooring and staircase.

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine in main interior design architecture  Category

Photos by Adrien Williams.