A 1960s House Is Given A Contemporary Update Without Losing Its Soul

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Architecture Open Form, together with interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux, have completed the renovation of a home in Laval, Canada.

 

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The home, named the Du Tour Residence, was originally designed in the 1960’s, and has belonged to the same family for decades.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The family requested that the home be updated into a contemporary space without losing its soul and the memories associated with it.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

One of the key feature elements of the home is the outdoor covered patio area, located to the right hand side of the home.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The large patio is perfect for entertaining with an outdoor barbeque area and dining table.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

There’s also a spa and a lounging area with a firepit.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Heading downstairs from the outdoor patio, is the backyard.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The manicured backyard, with stepping stones, gives you access to the main living areas of the home.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Large windows let plenty of natural light filter through to the interiors.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Inside, there’s a large living room with bookshelves lining the walls.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Around the corner from the living room, are stairs that lead up to more living spaces, the dining room, and kitchen.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

At the top of the stairs, there is a small sitting area with views outside.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Next to the sitting area, there is the dining area.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The dining area opens up to the outside with large black-framed glass doors.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The dining area shares the space with the kitchen.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

Original stone elements have been kept throughout the home.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

In the bedroom, an abstract wooden headboard has been built, to anchor the bed in the space.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

The home also has a large bathroom with rainfall shower head.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

 

As well as a sauna.

The Du Tour Residence in Laval, Canada, designed by Architecture Open Form and interior design firm FX Studio par Clairoux

Photography by Adrien Williams

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