We love a charred timber facade as much as the next person, but let’s just take minute to admire its polar opposite: a beautifully pristine lake house built from pale cedar.
Canadian architecture firm YH2 designed the 1,500-square-foot Quebecois house, appropriately called Window on the Lake, with a simple A-frame skeleton. The open-plan great room, which is home to the kitchen, dining room table, and living space, has soaring vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows that look out onto a lake.
Near the back of the house, a staircase leads to a lofted office area that overlooks the room below. On the ground level, there are two bathrooms and two cozy, slanted-wall bedrooms.
The all-white exterior is built from pale cedar boards that run horizontally. The outside is echoed inside with white walls and pale wooden floors. It’s all an effective and non-fussy backdrop for the home’s beautiful views.