Learn how to maximize space in a two-storey condo. Suzanne Dimma tours a unit in Montreal's iconic Habitat 67 building, designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie in the 1960s. See how the homeowners updated their loft with a modern white Bulthaup kitchen, light-filled atrium library, cosy principal bedroom and luxurious ensuite bathroom.
See photos of this loft in the April 2012 issue of Maison & Demeure.
Interior design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, Montréal (514) 231-9422; staircase and catwalk architect, Suresh Perera, Studio Perera, Montréal (514) 814-5308 or Studioperera.com; contractor, Denis Fournier, De la Spatule au Pinceau, Montréal (514) 863-8467; Bulthaup B1 kitchen, Richard Keyes, design and installation, Bulthaup, Toronto (416) 361-9005 or Toronto.bulthaup.com.
Living room: Black leather chair, collection Smoke de Maarten Baas, Moooi, Latitude Nord, Montréal (514) 287-9038 or Latitudenord.com; chimney design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, as above; George d'Antonio Citterio sofa, B&B Italia, Mobilier Avant-Scène, Montréal (514) 281-6782, or Avant-scene.com; Potence de Jean Prouvé lamp for Vitra, Latitude Nord, as above, and Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 or Dwr.com.
Library: Tom Dixon pendant lights, Latitude Nord, as above; staircase and catwalk design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, as above; bookshelves, Cubit, Cubit-shop.com.
Kitchen: Design, Maria Rosa Di Ioia, Idea Design, as above; Bulthaup B1 kitchen, Richard Keyes, design and installation, Bulthaup, as above; four (B0251), cooktop, Gaggenau, Signature Bachand, Montréal (514) 344-2425 or Signaturebachand.com, or Gaggenau.com; Liebherr refrigerator, Signature Bachand, as above, or Liebherr.ca; Hans J. Wegner by Carl Hansen & Sons stools for Bulthaup Toronto, as above; accessories on counter, Verte Campagne Décoration, Montréal (514) 948-3131 or Vertecampagne.ca; dishtowels, Qui Dort Dîne, Montréal (514) 288-3836 or Quidortdine.ca; pans, Collection All Steel, Iittala, Iittala.com; flatware, Collection Citterio 98, Iittala, as above; utensils, Rösle, Les Touilleurs, Montréal (514) 278-0008 or Lestouilleurs.com or Rosleusa.com; white plates, Ikea, Ikea.ca.
Dining area: Eames chairs, Triede Design, Montréal (514) 845-3225 or Triede.com; Hermès scarf in custom frame, Hermès, Montréal (514) 842-3387 or Hermes.com; PH5 de Poul Henningsen for Louis Poulsen pendant light, Bonaldo, Montréal (514) 287-9222 ou Bonaldo.ca.
Reading room: Bar storage unit, BDDW, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894 or Hollacecluny.ca or Bddw.com; sofa, Casa Vogue, Montréal (514) 722-5828 or Casavogue.ca; Peint Genuine Fake Books wallpaper, Deborah Bowness, Deborahbowness.com.
Ensuite bathroom: Jean-Claude Poitras towels, Qui Dort Dîne, as above; Duravit sink, Saint-Léonard (514) 324-2848; faucet, Vola, Vola.com; Antonio Citterio shower, Axor, Hansgrohe, Hansgrohe-usa.com; bathroom design, Idea Design, as above.
Principal bedroom: Bed, Ikea, as above; Organic Chair by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, Vitra, Latitude Nord, as above, and Design Within Reach, as above; wallpaper, Ralph Lauren, Ralphlauren.com; bedding, Revelle, Qui Dort Dîne, as above; velvet cushion, Qui Dort Dîne, as above.