Shortly after buying a triplex in Montreal, first-time homeowners Dominique Leroux and Anne-Marie McSween attended a local environmental rally that made them rethink their design approach. The two spent the next couple of months researching ecofriendly design methods, then enlisted architect Vouli Manfredis of Studio MMA to do the renovation, which lasted a year and included reusing as much leftover material as possible from the gutted interior.
Most of the salvaged original wood framing became the new flooring, while local artisans repurposed the rest into kitchen cabinetry, a dining room table, stair treads and more. Even Leroux’s and McSween’s families stepped in to donate unused wood and furniture. “Everything has a story,” says Leroux.
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