Set in the Laurentian Mountain region of Quebec, the Estrade House uses a natural palette to remain in sync with its lakeside surroundings. Clad in a mixture of stone, timber, and black cedar, the series of volumes flow down the natural slope of the terrain, creating an array of staggered outdoor spaces. Large rocks from the excavation were used in the landscaping to further blend the property into its environment. The exterior facade flows inward through the natural wood floors, walls, and ash-stained cabinets. Connected by a double-sided fireplace, the open living area is encased with glass, affording expansive views of Cabin Lake below.
Photos: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard / MU Architecture