Patty Xenos, Interior Design Guru behind high-profile commercial and hospitality projects including the Canary Wharf in London and Tremblant resort village, has seen her fair share of beautiful homes. Likewise, Provencher Roy + Associés, the master architects behind some of the city’s most significant projects over the last 20 years, including Montreal’s World Trade Centre, have seen their fair share of beautiful spaces. That’s why the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal enlisted their veteran hands to design the most talked about residential suites in downtown Montreal, The Residences at the The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal.
When beginning the project, the developers wanted to ensure the people who lived in The Residences had the perfect blend of luxury, history, comfort and style in their homes. Connected to the historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal hotel, The Residences needed to stand alone as unique, high-end living spaces, while also featuring a hint of class à la Ritz-Carlton style.
That’s when the group decided to focus on the details. For example, they ensured the ceiling heights in the living areas were at a minimum of 9 feet, and up to 12 feet in other suites. The extra space ensured a sense of openness and calm. Additionally, they were custom designed to accentuate each room’s unique architecture and lighting, creating a sense of warmth and character throughout the home — a feature very hard to create in most residential spaces.
Elegance was a main mission for The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Montreal, so classic accents like signature 6-inch cornice mouldings were built into the living rooms, dining rooms, powder rooms, bedrooms, galleries and foyers. The goal was to have residents look up, and feel a sense of grandeur and tradition.
There were practical details too. Specifically, the windows were placed to allow for the best lighting in each direction, whether the rooms were facing north, east, south or west. Because Montreal can get chilly in the winter, windows were also double glazed and low emissivity, to keep heat in in the winter, and keep heat out in the summer.
The team also made the kitchen a haven for the cooks in the family. The area was designed to be spacious, inviting and a pleasure to cook and socialize in. All appliances, featured a nickel or brass finish that is durable but also sleek and modern. More importantly, they are top-line luxury brands that cook better than any conventional appliances out there.
All these details really brought the idea of luxury living in the city to The Residences. Of course, main features like solid hard wood floors, 8-foot doors, and marble countertops don’t hurt either.
Did I mention that residences with loggias and terraces have doors made of mahogany and glass, plus limestone flooring with integrated partial snow melting systems too?
Clearly the details do matter, and The Residences are living proof. If they’re anything like the Ritz-Carlton Hotel itself, they’ll keep exuding charm and luxury well into the future.
Wishing you guys a wonderful day!We’ll talk some more tomorrow!
Luciane at HomeBunch.com
Sources: The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal.
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