Team: Charles Côté, Jean-Sebastien Herr, Tommy Chouinard, Céleste Main, Baptiste Balbrick, Rebecca Dubé, Thelma Lavieille
General Contractor: Bâtitu Inc.
Cabinetry: Atelier 13
Steelwork: Atelier Gris
Lighting: Environnement Électronique
Interior Decoration: Cabinet P
Photos: Ulysse Lemerise-Bouchard
Completion Date: June 2023
Area: 1950 Sq.Ft.
Embracing History and Heritage
Nestled on the iconic rue de la Commune in Montreal, Suite 201 by MU Architecture pays homage to the city’s rich past. Formerly the abode of Joe Beef, a revered innkeeper from the 19th century, this residential suite stands as a testament to the historical significance of Old Montreal. The design seamlessly integrates the soulful connection to its heritage, preserving the essence of a bygone era.
The Tavern-inspired Living Experience
Step inside Suite 201, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a unique living concept centered around a tavern. Meticulously curated zones seamlessly blend the living room with a functional service bar, offering a captivating ambiance. The absence of a traditional dining area enhances the open space, allowing natural light to bathe the room while providing a picturesque view of Montreal’s historic old port.
Ebony Black Elegance in the Kitchen
The kitchen and bar, adorned in ebony black, showcase exquisite craftsmanship and design ingenuity. Dark woodwork, black quartz countertops, and metal panels create a dramatic yet warm ensemble. Subtle curves and rounded corners soften the stark appearance, while a brass footrest and faucet add a touch of historical elegance. The design reflects a harmonious blend of history and chic modernity.
Hidden Wellness and Masterful Quarters
Beyond the kitchen’s elegance, hidden doors lead to unexpected treasures within Suite 201. A concealed relaxation area boasts spa facilities, a steam bath, and relaxation platforms, providing a perfect haven for unwinding. Further exploration reveals master quarters with concealed entrances, dressing areas, and intimate bathrooms adorned with intricate details. The architectural design, with its labyrinthine layout, seamlessly combines functionality with aesthetic allure.
Conclusion: Meticulous Craftsmanship and Timeless Elegance
Crafted with meticulous precision, Suite 201 integrates seamlessly into its ancient historical building. The project, led by the talented team at MU Architecture, pays attention to every detail, from furniture selection to artwork integration, bringing the surroundings to life. As you explore the 1950 sq.ft. space, memories of legendary evenings from Joe Beef’s era come alive, creating a timeless oasis in the heart of Montreal.