The Iron Lace Mansion is a suburban dream house and magnificent result of a comprehensive, ground-up renovation on an existing home. Despite permission from the city to do a demolition, it was dictated that this home’s facade had to still possess a 1960s bungalow look which blended with rest of the neighborhood. The imaginative and determined work of style firm Gestion René Desjardins in Montreal, Canada, transformed this 1-story residence to 3 levels (which from the street seem as one) of spacious, elegant contemporary design.
Beginning with raising the slope of the back roof to create space, and resulting in an excavated basement to add considerable height to the ceiling level, the 3-story Iron Lace Mansion was constructed. Perhaps one particular of the most dramatic design and style components of this modern interior is the anthracite iron staircase depicting a “lace” pattern of whimsical, interconnected bubbles.
The living space, dining room, kitchen, wine cellar and patio with dining terrace all exist on the entry level of the residence. Soaring white walls and ceilings in this space portray the feel of an airy loft space, while the graphic accents add boundaries and interest to the inteior design and style. The nicely-designed basement is accessed by an industrial steel and glass staircase.
Wealthy walnut flooring covers the entire residence, whilst in the living space, a colourful accent rug of interwoven blocks pops against tonal grey furnishings, like seating and tables with shiny metal-legs. A linear fireplace is at the base of a multi-story, charcoal-hued chimney which is elegantly flush with the wall.
The kitchen resounds with minimalist allure and is an impressive expanded space of monochromatic greys, stainless and black. A sizable silver metallic island is luminous against the dark wood flooring and black, clean-lined cabinetry.
A fitness center, sitting area bathed in mustard gold and brushed metallics, as nicely as bedrooms are housed on the second story. There is also an inviting wood-paneled and frosted glass “hammam” or steam area off of this area.
The third floor features a secluded master suite which functions a substantial walk-in closet, and an elegant bath with soaking tub that reflects the wealthy greys and stark whites seen throughout the rest of this modern day property.
Various back-lit wall niches are intended to feature the increasing art collection of the owners of this inventive, modern dream house.