- Terrasse VF by Martine Brisson
As spring approaches in the northern hemisphere so too does the desire for outdoor living. What better inspiration could you want than the Terrasse VF project, which Canadian designer Martine Brisson crafted for a home in Montreal's Plateau district.
In reference to the large green areas in the district that is home to two of Montreal's biggest parks - Parc La Fontaine and Parc Mont-Royal - plus lots of other green amenities, the designer known to our readers for her harmonious creations owed a bit to her earlier life as an operatic soprano, created a spacious, versatile deck and patio area for an 1887 heritage home.
The biggest challenge facing the designer in Terrasse VF was to reconcile the existing buildings, including two garages of different heights, with the need for a new connection from the house. The result is a space spanning four levels: the garage entrance, the living room/lounge corner on the same level as the house, the garden/traffic area, and the cooking/dining area on the garage roof, which is the centrepiece of outdoor living here.
Martine Brisson and Roxanne Miller have together crafted a real layered landscape that reflects the dynamics of modern life. They opted for low-maintenance flowering plants with a high tolerance for direct sunlight to give the design a relaxing, green feel.
The custom pergola on the top deck, which features the use of contrasting cedar and metal acts as a privacy screen alongside the strategically positioned plants. With Terrasse VF, Martine Brisson has created yet another little gem to make the most of outdoor spaces both by day and at night, in a densely populated neighbourhood.
The project won an award for best residential patio and landscape design for a private residence at Quebec's 2017 Grands Prix du Design Awards.
Project: Martine Brisson with Roxanne Miller
Location: Montreal, Canada
Photo Credit: Pierre Béland
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