Following the landscape
The main floor extends over two levels connected by concrete steps to gently follow the landscape.
This subtle level play anchors the house from the entrance to the spaces located on the lake side.
Furthermore, this architectural move creates a ceiling of over 3.3m in the main living spaces.
Right from the entrance, functionality was studied to take into account the reality of the Quebec climate and the needs of the family.
First, the protected outdoor alcove leads to a large hall overlooking the mud room and providing direct access to the garage.
On the same floor, there is an office and a bathroom with laundry facilities.
On going down a few steps, you discover the vast living space and imposing windows showcasing the view of the lake and treetops.
The large rectangular room is punctuated by windows on three sides, taking advantage of sun from morning to sunset.
In the middle of the room, the kitchen dominates the space with its natural oak cabinets that extend from the floor to the ceiling, providing a refined and warm touch.
The 3.6m-long island allows cooking while facing the view, making it an ideal space for entertaining friends.
The open space also includes the living room with a wood-burning fireplace and the dining room, which extends onto a screened veranda with exposed wood beams to offer an immersive connection with the surrounding forest.
To reach the bedroom level, an oak staircase was located in the centre of the plan and serves to divide the upper floor into two sections.
The first impression on arriving at the top of the stairs is the sense of grandeur created by the 14.8m-high cathedral ceiling and the open-plan living area leading to the three bedrooms.