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Carpenter builds himself a cozy timber home in Quebec

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This modern abode is all about windows and wood

timber home in Canada All photos by Jack Jérome via Inhabitat

In the icy Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada, snowy winters demand that all abodes be cozy and warm. For one local carpenter seeking a first home, that meant building a winter-worthy sanctuary with his own two hands. Clad in raw Hemlock pine, the aptly christened “Wood Duck” is a modern cabin designed to beat the wintry chill.

Jean Christophe Laniel

Three large rectangular windows cover the home’s south-facing wall, catching the sun’s rays while providing a breathtaking view of the river and ski mountain beyond. The home’s double-height living room also accommodates an old wood-burning stove, its metal chimney rising two stories to the roof. The ground floor kitchen has ample counter space, including a large cooking island, and a dining table. Upstairs, the home has two intimate bedrooms, an office nook, and full bath.

Jack Jérome

Montreal-based studio Atelier l’Abri, the architects behind the design, planned the layout so that private spaces face the north, while more “public,” open living spaces face the sunnier south.

Via: Inhabitat, ArchDaily