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L'Eau Vive

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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.

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Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, White Cabinet, Laminate Cabinet, Stone Counter, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Slate Floor, Pendant Lighting, Refrigerator, and Undermount Sink. Formerly subdivided into several enclosed rooms, this section of the house now gives an interesting perspective on the residence, connecting the original part of the house to the kitchen and eventually, to the river. Photo  of L'Eau ViveView Photos

Formerly subdivided into several enclosed rooms, this section of the house now gives an interesting perspective on the residence, connecting the original part of the house to the kitchen and eventually, to the river.

Modern home with Kitchen, Stone Counter, Wood Cabinet, Metal Cabinet, Laminate Cabinet, Ceiling Lighting, Slate Floor, and Pendant Lighting. This area of the residence is the closest to the river. The tall windows make it possible to cook in perfect harmony with the external environment. Photo 2 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

This area of the residence is the closest to the river. The tall windows make it possible to cook in perfect harmony with the external environment.

Modern home with Dining Room, Table, Chair, Storage, Concrete Floor, Ceiling Lighting, and Pendant Lighting. This former garage is now converted into a large open space. The dining room opens onto the residence garden and an office space overlooks the living room. Photo 3 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

This former garage is now converted into a large open space. The dining room opens onto the residence garden and an office space overlooks the living room.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Tread, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. The staircase connects the ground floor corridor to the second floor. The small walkway separates the master privates appartement from the rest of the house. Photo 4 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

The staircase connects the ground floor corridor to the second floor. The small walkway separates the master privates appartement from the rest of the house.

Modern home with Living Room, Bench, Coffee Tables, Ceiling Lighting, and Slate Floor. The veranda connects the original living room to the main living areas. Photo 5 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

The veranda connects the original living room to the main living areas.

A sliding wall divides the veranda space from the living room, allowing the occupants to modulate the space according to their needs. Photo 6 of L'Eau Vive modern homeView Photos

A sliding wall divides the veranda space from the living room, allowing the occupants to modulate the space according to their needs.

Modern home with Staircase, Metal Tread, Wood Tread, and Metal Railing. The staircase was built from the wooden beams that belonged to the structure of the ancestral floor. The stairs also integrate a library that goes from the bottom of the steps to the ceiling. Photo 7 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

The staircase was built from the wooden beams that belonged to the structure of the ancestral floor. The stairs also integrate a library that goes from the bottom of the steps to the ceiling.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wardrobe, Bed, Ceiling Lighting, Wall Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The master bedroom’s simple design highlights the ancestral chimney. Photo 8 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

The master bedroom’s simple design highlights the ancestral chimney.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wardrobe, Shelves, Ceiling Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. The master bedroom is equipped with built-in furniture in the lower part of the roof and with a small private bathroom. Photo 9 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

The master bedroom is equipped with built-in furniture in the lower part of the roof and with a small private bathroom.

Modern home with Office, Study Room Type, Desk, Chair, Lamps, and Light Hardwood Floor. The walkway separates the master bedroom from the private mezzanine made to be an office. Photo 10 of L'Eau ViveView Photos

The walkway separates the master bedroom from the private mezzanine made to be an office.

There is the ancestral house from the exterior. The design have been keep as the original home to highlights the victorian architectural style.   Photo 11 of L'Eau Vive modern homeView Photos

There is the ancestral house from the exterior. The design have been keep as the original home to highlights the victorian architectural style.

Credits

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Architect
Interior Design
  • Andréanne Robitaille
  • Félix Lavallée
Photographer
  • Jérôme Lavallée
  • Photo stylist : Pascal-Anne Lavallée
Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Partial Baths
  • 1
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Traditional
  • Year
  • 1860
  • Square Feet
  • 1800