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Worn-Out Montreal Duplex Gets Zesty New Persona Post Reno

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In the hands of Canadian firm La SHED Architecture, a dreary, well-worn duplex in Montreal is now completely unrecognizable. Gone are the odd wallpaper and aged furnishings: after a massive renovation last year, the 2,700-square-foot home is all about bright lighting, vibrant colors, and versatile spaces. As Dwell notes, the architects only preserved the building's "overall shape and footprint." Otherwise, the changes are drastic. A new open-plan area for the kitchen and double-height living room has been opened up, with a home office hovering on the mezzanine above. The kitchen has been recast in white lacquer and outfitted with stainless-steel countertops. Standing out in the whole space is the intense orange-lacquer staircase right by the steel bookshelves.

Other transformations include the master bath, where a larger skylight showers the polished space with natural light, as well as the new patio carved out from the middle of the second floor. Of course, with a budget of $400K, which is what was reported on the project page, this sort of extreme makeover is to be expected. Here are some before-and-afters of the house's kitchen, master bath, and rear.

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