Jardins Prince-Arthur

Client : Les Jardins Prince-Arthur Year : 1976 Budget : 3 M$

Rehabilitation of Victorian houses into condominiums

Awards and Honours

1976 - Vincent Massey medal

The Victorian houses were renovated emphasizing their original architecture and an infill project on the vacant lot was integrated into the whole using sober and modern architectural language.

In 1969, breaking with the urban development trends of the times, DMA envisioned the revitalization of downtown Montreal neighbourhood through the re-use and renovation of several existing buildings. Six properties, including five Victorian townhouses and a vacant lot, became the development of 35 residential units, known today as "Les Jardins Prince Arthur.”
On the interior, all the important original architectural elements were conserved. The wood components of the stairways, the ceiling and wall mouldings, the crafted doors, the wood shutters and the floor marquetry were all restored, serving as reminders of the 19th century style.
In addition, the original wood structure and the brick and stone masonry were exposed giving a unique character to the residential units.
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