Architecture firm BOOM TOWN has completed the Cedrus Residence, a chalet located on the shore of the Gate Lake in Harrington, Canada. The design of the chalet takes full advantage of its stunning location, with large glass panels and earthy materials that connect the indoor to the surrounding landscape.
The two-storey residence incorporates the entrance on the secondary floor, through a long exterior corridor. This level houses all the bedrooms, each one of them having views to the lake.
An open riser staircase with two-storey high windows offers stunning views of the lake and forest. The lower level includes all the living areas, such as the kitchen, living room and dining room, with easy access to the outdoors.
The exterior cedar cladding is brought into the interior as accent walls, contrasting agains the natural colour scheme. Green seating accents bring balance and warmth to the space, as a constant connection to the outdoors.
From BOOM TOWN:
Located on the shore of the Gate Lake, on a slightly sloping land of almost 80 000 pi2, the chalet takes place on the edge of a cedar wood with majestic mature incline trunk trees. Although the footprint of this two-storey building is substantial, because the roof slope follows the landscape, the impact of site integration is minimal.
The entrance to the chalet is located on the superior level where you access by a big outdoor porch to the doorway. The inferior level, where the living spaces are located (living room, kitchen, dining room) is at the same plane of the ground nearby; allowing easy access to the land by many doors on the tree facades on the side of the lake.
A large terrace next to the master bedroom offers the most cleared and marvellous view of the lake and a generous sunlit space for the occupants. The extremities of the two circulation axes that serve the interior spaces are wide open glazed, offering a unique picture of the landscape. The exterior finishes of the building are made from dressed stones and cedar cladding, natural materials and site specific. The sloped roof is covered with zinc finish steel that partially turn toward the ground to in a manner of a protective case, but still letting go through the beauty of the landscape at the heart of the project.
Architecture: Eric Joseph TREMBLAY, architecte (BOOM TOWN)
General contractor: Luc Corbeil (Bois et Nature construction)
Structural engineer: Pierre Brassard (GENIEX)
Mechanical engineer: Guillaume Dupré (PLANEKO)
Interior design: BOOM TOWN et Mario Januario (MJ Design)
Landscaping and horticulture: Jean-Philippe Laliberté
Cabinet making: Jean-François Asselin (Atelier Boisteck)
Lighting: Antoine Laverdière (LumiGroup)
Stairs and railings: Martin Bättig (Bättig Design)
Photographer: Angus McRitchie
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