Country Homes

September 1, 2023

Les Ensembliers Reimagines A Neighbor’s Home With Modern Farmhouse Style

For Alex Gosselin, arriving at Argyll Farm is like taking a breath. The Bolton, Que., property that she shares with her husband Sebastien Kaine and their two boys is a little more than an hour’s drive from their Montreal home — just long enough to decompress from city life. What started as a weekend escape has become a passion project for Sebastien, who raises Wagyu beef on the property, and a way of life for the whole family. “It’s not that I don’t feel at home in the city, but I really feel at home at the farm,” says Alex.

That feeling of contentment is exactly what designers Richard Ouellette (shown with Alex) and Maxime Vandal of Les Ensembliers were hoping to achieve. In fact, it was a deeply personal project for them. Argyll Farm, which includes a circa-1886 five-bedroom farmhouse, is just down the lane from their own country retreat, Humminghill Farm, and they have known the couple for years.

Author: Alice Lawlor

André Rider


Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal, Les Ensembliers