Inspired by farm buildings in the Eastern Townships, this coach house is an exercise in architectural simplification. The original house actually consisted of a triple garage topped with the keeper's apartment.
Nothing has been preserved of the old structure layout, all interior divisions have been redesigned.
The interior is finished with polished concrete floors, white oak, terrazzo tiles, black granite, cast concrete sinks and weathered steel for a modern industrial look.
The vegetable garden is supplied with a multi-zone programmable drip system; runoff water is managed by drainage trenches around the building; downspouts collect rainwater and inside.