Mentana is a minimalist house located in Montreal, Canada, designed by EMARCHITECTURE. A former 4-plex later combined into a duplex, the project consisted in transforming this 1900’s property into a contemporary single-family home, with a small addition in the back. The existing two-storey building was half abandoned and in need of major renovations. After completely gutting the interior space, the structure was modified to remove all interior walls as well as the back wall. The layout is articulated around a new central opening, 6’ wide and extending the full width of the house crowned by a linear skylight also the full 45’ width, which provides ample natural light to the central spaces. A palette of light colors and the omnipresence of wood contribute to the brightness and warmth of the space. Upstairs, the opening separates the children’s area from the parents’ bedroom.