Before & After

March 8, 2023

Before & After: This Montreal Home Maximizes Sunlight and Storage

When Gatline Artis, the co-founder of design studio Entre Quatre Murs, stumbled upon this home, she had an inkling it would soon be hers — even though it wasn’t exactly her style. Perched on Dobie Avenue in Montreal’s hilly Mont-Royal neighbourhood, the 3,500-square-foot, circa-1959 home had a typical mid-century-style layout: cloistered, small rooms and narrow hallways that never saw sunlight.

Thankfully, Gatline wasn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty. She and her husband wanted a home they could revamp to fit their young family’s lifestyle. They quickly got to work, gutting the interiors and reinventing the layout to create an airy, updated home that’s flooded with natural light.

We chatted with Gatline to learn more about her family’s wish list and how their mid-century house went from drab and dark to expansive and bright, with lots of extra storage to boot.

Scroll down to see how she did it!

Author: Elena Sénéchal-Becker

Phil Bernard