Hi An 19th century building gets turned into residences in the 20th century, and renovated to bring it in to the 21st century.
It's not easy mixing the old with the new, but this residence seamlessly crisscrosses time and borders with a decidedly historic and international feel. The original building owned by the Grey Nuns was built in the 1800's, turned into residences in the 1980's, and renovated bring it into the 21st century. Locally sourced materials like Quebec granite and maple were used by Quebec artisans to build a unique home rooted in history, and locally grounded.
Local artists, many with international reputations, provide works.
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A modern interior maximizes views over the historic Old Port, dating back 375 years.
The large loft-like space is full of light. Large triptych by Kathryn Lipke.
The dining room windows look out over the unique rooflines of this historic area. Painting over the buffet by Andrew Rucklidge, "Seedcatcher" sculpture by Kathryn Lipke.
A Canadian armoire from the 19th century fits rightfully within the walls of the building built at that time.
Local Quebec cabinetmaker Richtin built the kitchen custom-designedly Shannon McCardle.
Local-produced sink by WetStyle, the vanity was built with re-purposed teak from a 1970's Danish bookcase that had been damaged.
Upstairs a light-filled bedroom looks up to the sky.
A big, open space serves as a home office and multi-purpose room. Painting by Kevin Sonmor
A maple and beeswax wall unit designed by Shannon McCardle provides storage and hides the entrance to the second bathroom behind a sliding door. The mirrored door leads to a walk-in closet.
The third bathroom has a clean,modern, and masculine feel.