Commons spaces of a multiresidential project
Westbury, phase 3-4
Client: Devmont real estate developer
New neighbourhoods or urban districts that include condominiums, service businesses, restaurants and recreational facilities are becoming increasingly popular among people interested in meeting all their needs in one place.
Drawing on this trend, the real estate developer Devmont has broken ground on the Westbury Montréal neighbourhood. Westbury will appeal to people who are committed to sustainable development and want to be able to do everything on foot.
The care taken in developing the common areas - from the entrance hall to the pool, the gym and the urban cottages on the roofs - will place this neighbourhood in a class of its own. This is because, like the typical penthouse designed by Desjardins Bherer, each common space will showcase the team’s refined approach, down to the smallest details.
Home as a haven of calm
A soon as they enter the building, residents will feel like they are home. The black stained-oak paneling in the main entrance will be the perfect counterpoint to the light grey Quebec limestone floor. Residential furniture on a Pinton carpet will create a cozy atmosphere, beautifully completed with the oversized lighting. The green marble in the alcove will add a touch of daring. Carefully selected materials and exemplary finishes will abound.
Stimulating exercise room
The gym will have everything needed to satisfy committed fitness enthusiasts and newbies alike. It will offer a pleasing view to the out of doors, and the mirrors flanking the columns will divide the areas, creating a certain rhythm in the room. Ventilation ducts and sprinklers will be concealed in bulkheads carrying long linear lights. And grey rubber floor tiles in a checkered pattern will confer a classic and refined look. This way to get in shape!
Friendly urban cottages
An urban cottage will be built on the roof of each building. Serving as a meeting place, each cottage will be able to accommodate several groups at a time since the various living areas will be separated by smoked glass panels. Black will play off of white - black in the kitchen cabinets and Quebec granite countertops, and white in the bleached oak flooring and expansive curtains - to give character to these unique places. It is a happy contrast. Two islands – one serving as a bar and the other offering a surface conducive to preparing meals – will serve as focal points under suspension lights created by local craftsmen as well as facilitate cohabitation.
The outdoor areas will reproduce the privacy found inside through the skilful placement of large planters. The checkerboard pattern on the floor recalls the one in the gym. This will be an ideal place for making memories with family and friends.
Unique swimming pool
The views of the city, Saint Joseph's Oratory and Université de Montréal, in particular, represent some of the highlights of this exceptional place. Glass guardrails will ensure obstacle-free views.
The well-considered combination of areas dedicated to relaxation and discussion is very appealing. Pergolas, equipped with sliding panels for extra privacy, will skillfully conceal mechanical services. Trees and a profusion of planters will add a touch of greenery to the terrace, a veritable oasis of nature in the city.
Rarely has so much care been invested in developing the common spaces of a residential complex. The residents of Westbury Montréal will be able to enjoy noble materials, luxurious finishes and functional, tasteful spaces.
Collaborator: GMV3D (renderings)