The house with a panoramic window is located in the municipality of Saint-Elie-de-Cacheston in the province of Quebec, Canada.
The window to the lake is the very essence of the cottage. A warm, simple wooden dwelling openly placid lake surface and nature itself. The building stands a few steps from the shore of Lake Pleasant in the Morici region. Due to its simplicity, restraint, and refinement, the project embodies the architect’s attempt to capture the meaning of life in a wooden structure intended for rest and enabling true communication with nature.
The bright, clean building of the building is located in a small glade, hiding the foundation in the green pile of a grass carpet. The architecture and modest size of housing are consonant with this lawn and the reservoir.
Scale gable of a wooden structure covers all living space, as well as a small porch. Both the roof and the walls are completely lined with white cedar siding.
On both sides of the building are three large, tall glass panels, creating a smooth transition between the interior and exterior of the room.
The absolute transparency of the southern facade overlooking the Pleasanton allows enough sunlight in autumn and winter, while powerful trees between the house and the lake scatter the summer sun and provide maximum privacy during the boating season. The original texture of the structure sets a special rhythm of light and shadow.
This is a real family cottage for rest, which can accommodate up to 12 people in two bedrooms on the first floor and a sleeping area on the second level.