Saint John Office
44 Chipman Hill
Suite 110
Saint John, NB
E2L 2A9
Ph: +1 506 658 9679
Halifax Office
502-1559 Brunswick St
Halifax, NS
B3J 2G1
Ph: +1 902 417 0658

Metis Mayflower

Set along the rocky coast of the St. Lawrence River in picturesque Métis-sur-mer, Quebec – a town very conscious of its built heritage – the task was to add a sympathetic yet contemporary wing to a compact early 19th-century timber-frame house with a traditional bellcast roof.

Taking the square mass and steep roof of the original house as generator, a year-round habitable section was carefully designed to fluidly connect to its uninsulated architectural ancestor. Incorporating ideas of new/old and encouraging seaward views from the house was key. By placing the master bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and service/storage rooms in the new wing, it allowed the historic original house with its open-plan great room and massive fireplace to once again reclaim its role as the heart of the site.