Surrounded by dramatic landscapes, the Littoral House balances the rural scenery with a modern form. The contemporary holiday home in Charlevoix reinterprets the area's traditional farm buildings with an abstract alteration to the classic gabled silhouette, composed of two minimalist volumes stacked off-center. The base is clad in eastern white cedar and contrasted by the upper unit's black metal facade. Internally, its unconventional layout places bedrooms below, allowing the main living areas to take advantage of views of the St. Lawrence River and the mountains in the distance.
Photos: Stéphane Brügger / Architecture49