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Contemporary by nature

Contemporary by nature

Knowlton
Knowlton 2018
Country Life

Rebirth of a colonial farm house

Les Ensembliers were commissioned to find the perfect farm for city dwellers. It was a long-time dream for clients. When Maxime and Richard entered the long white picket fence alley... they knew they found the gem.

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The project included a total renovation and extension of the main 5000-square-foot house, and reconstruction of auxiliary buildings. The concept was of playing with contrast between a traditional shingled exterior and a streamline

clean contemporary interior. The windows were redesigned, beams were exposed, ceilings raised, and attic space reclaimed while introducing cutting edge elements such as fireplaces, built-ins and lighting.

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It is a balancing act between preserving old and introducing new elements.

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A tailored chef's kitchen located in the heart of the house represents the fusion of the old and the new

home's identity. Custom white oak cabinets with a mat linen hand finish throughout the whole kitchen.

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"This farm is the perfect tension between old and new."
— Richard Ouellette
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