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The Woodsy Cabin Gets Futuristic Update Outside Montreal

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Photos by <a href="http://adrienwilliams.com/">Adrien Williams</a> via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/paul-bernier-architecte-house-on-lac-grenier-montreal-canada-10-29-2015/">Designboom</a>.
Photos by Adrien Williams via Designboom.

Set in a grove of trees about 90 miles north of Montréal, this cedar-clad modern house is a contemporary take on the woodsy cabin. It's the work of Montréal-based architect Paul Bernier, who created the futuristic house as a summer holiday home. Clad in vertically-laid strips of cedar, the house has a zig-zagging footprint and a generally angular form that lend it the air of a spacecraft. The interiors, too, contribute to the out-of-this-world vibe: light glints off polished concrete floors in the open-plan common areas and reflects onto whitewashed walls and faceted custom cabinetry (like the rad kitchen island). Picture windows let sun in in abundance and offers views of nearby Lake Grenier, for which the house is named. A green roof fitted with a treehouse-like room-in-a-box crowns the whole structure, capping off this gem in the forest.


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