The recently completed residence by _naturehumaine seems to raise from the mountain. Located on a beautiful plot of wooded land in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, the country house was designed to be in perfect symbiosis with its natural environment. The sloped site comes to a natural plateau just below its highest point, created the perfect canvas for the residence.
_naturehumaine has designed the house as two stacked volumes. The ground floor is incorporated into the lower concrete volume, anchored into the mountain to support the cantilevered floor above. The second floor is housed within a gabled roof volume raised into the air to give the sensation that the house is floating amongst trees.
A large wooden terrace above the ground floor garage gives stunning views of the valley below. Long horizontal strip windows have been incorporated into the living room to offer a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The center of the house features a black volume that divides the living spaces from the master bedroom.
The interior was kept in a monochromatic palette with plywood cladded ceiling, grey slate floor and black accents. Carved out of the central black volume, the white kitchen creates a beautiful contrast against the black surrounding walls. The sloped ceilings transform the house into a dynamic living space, just as the landscape surrounding it.
Type: Single family house
Intervention: New Construction
Location: Bolton East, Quebec, Canada
Area: 1480 sqft
Completion Date: 2014
Photo credit: Adrien Williams + David Dworkind
*All images and information courtesy of _naturehumaine.