L'Eau Vive is an ancestral home standing alongside a charming river in the Eastern Townships of the province of Quebec. Former inn, the residence has been the object of an architectural rehabilitation highlighting its rich heritage and allowing it to adapt to a contemporary lifestyle.
We opened the space by removing specifics walls and changing the circulation corridors in order to establish a connection, formerly practically inexistent, between the different rooms of the house. One of the central elements was the complete annexation of the garage, which now holds the dining room and a mezzanine office space. The result entails a remarkable fluidity between the different spaces. Furthermore, the addition of windows and the optimization of existing openings have significantly increased the amount of natural light in the rooms.
The main objective has been achieved: strengthening the relations between interior and exterior in order to fully benefit from the proximity to the river and its changing nature throughout the seasons.