The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider its Use

The Dramatic Transformation of This 100-Year-Old Barn Leads a Couple to Reconsider its Use

Add to
Like
Share
By Tim McKeough
Wanting a backyard guest house for their adult children, the Quebec couple loved what architect Louis Béliveau did so much that they moved in.

In 2007, Christian Élie and Marie Guillemette bought a former farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, as a rural escape from their urban life in Montreal. At the time, they renovated the old farmhouse as a comfortable place to spend time with their four teenage children. 

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more.

Try Dwell+ For Free

Already a Dwell+ subscriber? Sign In

Introducing Dwell+

Learn More

Exclusive Home Tours

Unlock premium stories only available to subscribers.

Visit the best modern homes in the world with video tours, original photography, and more.

The Dwell Archive

Dig into years of Dwell magazine.

Browse by date or issue on any device, and check out our curated rotation of favorite stories.

Sourcebook

The definitive list of products and professionals.

Explore our essential resource for finding everyone—from designers to brands—featured in Dwell.