Before & After: An Old Montreal Apartment Embraces Sharp Contrast—and a Surprise Sauna

La Firme designs a strikingly unconventional pied-à-terre to feel like “a tunnel transporting us to a new dimension.”

Several years ago, Edward Brooke walked by a really cool truck parked on his street in Montreal. "It was this really beautiful, branded Grumman truck, and I just liked it, so I Googled the brand," says Edward, a Washington D.C. native who moved to the Canadian city fifteen years ago, and works in real estate management.

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