An Optometrist’s Midcentury Ranch House in Montreal Gets a Clear-Sighted Renovation

A client with an eye for clean design brings on la Shed Architecture for a razor-sharp revival of his ’50s residence.
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He could see his future. Optometrist Sylvain Duquette had first hired la Shed to renovate his clinic and eyeglass shop in Laval, a northwest suburb of Montreal. He was so delighted with the sleek, ultramodern outcome that he engaged the firm to transform a 1,400-square-foot ranch house he'd just bought in the same neighborhood. The surrounding 1950s subdivision was developed by J.J. Joubert, a successful local dairy owner who, it turns out, had a passion for midcentury design and architecture.

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