Alain Carle Offers a Study in Contrasts in a Montreal Apartment
For a couple in Montreal who wanted their apartment on Nun’s Island to be decidedly different from their country house in St. Saveur, they reached out to local architect Alain Carle to turn their Danish Midcentury vision into a reality. “The black and dark wood paneling and transitional spaces ground the space with an urban sensibility,” Carle, founder and principal of his eponymous firm, shares, pointing out that the majority of furniture was custom made by local craftworkers. “We wanted to implement fewer items with precise execution,” he explains. Carle’s team tore down partition walls to open up the living area, creating intriguing angles and fluid curves that facilitate movement throughout, but they left a structural concrete pillar intact for an industrial touch. With panoramic city views and stark contrasts between textures and color, the homeowners are immersed in metropolitan life from the comfort of their stylish abode.