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Former railcar factory turned restaurant serves up industrial vibes in Montreal

Bon appétit!

Who says private residences have all the fun when it comes to impressive transformations? This restaurant in Montreal’s Rosemont neighborhood was once a rail-car factory, but has gotten new life as a modern restaurant called Hoogan & Beaufort, courtesy of local design studio Appareil Architecture. Elements of the early-20th-century, 2,700-square-foot space remain, including exposed-concrete structure and brick accent walls.

In working to showcase the ruggedly handsome bones of the space, designers at Appareil Architecture selected "raw materials, such as steel wood and concrete," for a "simple, but warm" style, the architects told Dezeen. Bent-steel chairs with blue-leather upholstery nestle up to wood-topped dining tables, lit from overhead by folded-metal pendant lamps.

See a slew of photos and read more from the architects over at Dezeen.