Nearby a lake in Quebec, in the middle of the nature, the Canadian firm YH2 completed a contemporary cabin with pale cedar cladding running up the exterior walls and over its gabled roof.
The house is located midway between Montreal and Quebec City in the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains – a popular getaway for urbanites from both cities.
The house received the name - Window on the Lake - after a glazed wall that fills the gabled end of a double-height living room.
The surface of the residence measures 140 square meters across two storeys, and is designed to comfortably accommodate eight people.
The house was built on the site of an old family cottage, in a small clearing area bordered by woods.
The spacious living room has stunning views of the body of the water and wooden steps that lead down to a dock on the shore. Therefore, the roof extends beyond the glazing and forms a small porch over the relaxing area.
The house integrates an open-plan living room and kitchen on its ground floor. The sunroom hosts a large light wood dining table anchoring the sunlit space.
"Its exposed wooden studs and joists painted white give the building a unique rhythm of shadow and light," the architects from YH2 explained.
On the exterior, across the long facades, there are three tall windows, interspersed evenly with black metal ribbons, which complement the home's symmetry.