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Lake Brome Residence Exhibits Premium Hardwood Furniture

Lake Brome Residence Exhibits Premium Hardwood Furniture
Lake Brome Residence. Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet.

Premium hardwood furniture manufacturer and distributor, Kastella collaborated with architectural firm Atelier Pierre Thibault on the modern family home on Lake Brome. It was Kastella’s first millwork collaboration with the firm.

Earlier this month, Kastella completed the Lake Brome Residence in Canada. The Montreal-based manufacturer and distributor of premium hardwood furniture collaborated with architectural firm Atelier Pierre Thibault for the first time, and the results are a lakeside, single-level dwelling, designed with floor-to-ceiling windows.

“The Lake Brome residence was a great opportunity for the company to collaborate with Atelier Pierre Thibault, a firm which Kastella has always held in high regard,” says Jason Burhop, founder of Kastella, in a press release. 

Founded in 2003 by Jason Burhop, the Montreal workshop specializes in the production of high-quality, solid wood furniture and custom architectural millwork.

The idea of a large, outdoor, covered terrace where the family could live immersed in nature-inspired the project which took a year to plan and complete. Kastella integrated millwork and custom furniture production for its design-savvy clients who selected walnut with a water-based finish as the primary interior material. They gave warm, caramel tones to the paneled walls and integrated case goods. 

Lake Brome Residence. Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet.

The two strategically placed 10-foot islands that maximize the lakeside views complete the highly functional kitchen, designed with flat paneled walnut cabinetry, open shelving and black Fenix NTM countertops reminiscent of Kastella’s furniture. 

In addition to providing custom millwork and collection furniture, Kastella was tasked with designing an outdoor furniture series modeled after central pieces in their collection. A custom-length version of the T107 dining table found a home in the covered outdoor eating area, as did an adaptation of their C110 bench.

Lake Brome Residence. Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet.

The Shift Collection

The Shift collection, according to the company, represents Kastella’s transition from a predominantly geometric aesthetic to the use of softer, rounded lines. The collection takes its cues from American mid-century furniture as well as the simplicity and functionality of Scandinavian design. Through the rounded legs and soft edges, the pieces were designed to bring an effortless feel and a sense of lightness to the wood.

The B107 bed is a clean, simple understated design. The solid wood bed has soft round edges, curved legs and an angled headboard for extra comfort. Our goal was to craft a bed that was both durable in construction and light & effortless in appearance. 

Lake Brome Residence. Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet.

The C110 bench, with its soft round edges and curved legs, was originally designed to accompany the T107 dining table, designed with versatility in mind. Elegant enough for your dining room and durable enough for daily life in the kitchen. A solid wood table, with soft round edges, curved legs and a beautiful beveled top. 

Lake Brome Residence. Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet.

The Filé Doux Collection 

Filé doux, meaning without resistance, is a design collaboration between Jason Burhop and Etienne Dugal. The principal design feature of this collection is the seamless flow of vertical components to horizontal surfaces. Designed in 2016, the C401 stool, winner of the 9th edition of the Grand Prix du Design for the residential furniture category, is the cornerstone of the collection. 

The C401 stool is a simple, elegant stool featuring a semi-spherical-shaped seat that beautifully transitions to long rounded legs. The machined brass footrest is an important detail that adds both comfort and refinement. We think you will be thoroughly surprised at how comfortable a wooden, backless stool can be!

Lake Brome Residence. Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet.
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