Floating among the treetops in a cantilevered perch reaching out to nature
Rising out over the steep terrain with awe-inspiring views over the valleys and Mount Orford, this holiday home in Quebec’s Eastern Townships is an electrifying addition to the forested landscape.
Montreal based firm Nature Humaine, designed the home in two stacked, rectangular volumes that hug and cantilever out over the mountainside for an exhilarating sensation of floating among the trees.
Inspired by the classic gable roofed barns of the region, the strikingly simple silhouette has re-interpreted the rural venacular with a contemporary twist and a zen-like neutral palette in slate grey and steel, contrasting pale wood, and pure black accents. The home’s interiors are minimalist and spare, allowing the geometric forms and the spectacular framed views to take center stage.
Views of Mount Orford and the valley below are framed by a long horizontal strip window that also provides much of the natural lighting during the day. The kitchen and master bathroom are situated at the center of the residence, dividing the living spaces and master bedroom. A series of recessed lighting array the ceiling with multiple skylight openings to provide additional illumination.
Designed as an immersive experience, Nature Humaine created the project to influence your emotions and transform your interactions with the natural world.
(Close to Ski resorts, Owl’s Head (15 mtes) , Mt Orford (25mtes),and Jay Peak (1hr). Close to L’Abbaye St-Benoit-du-Lac . Center of Eastman or Magog is 15-20 minutes away. Easy access to Lake Nick.)
Photos by Adrien Williams