This wonderful bright live and work space in Montreal was added five feet in height by removing a sloping ceiling.
The flat is situated on the attic of a house built in 1880. The authors of its design are the experts from the architecture firm L. McComber ltée. They peeled back layers of old construction and created a light and attractive master suite and a studio.
When the architects were making demolition, they discovered that a roof had been constructed above a sloping roof. So they tore out the lower ceiling that brought additional five feet in height and got a 13-foot ceiling. The masters added a ribbon window to one part of the wall that had been hidden under the sloping ceiling, bringing more light to the space.
The attic is designed around a central place that includes a bathroom. Its exterior is underlined by wood shelves hugging the corners. The shelves were made from hemlock planks that were dismanteled during demolition of the roof structure, and their shabby, natural looking surfaces make a good contrast with the brightness of the entire space.