This two-story chalet located on the shore of the Gate Lake in Canada offers fantastic views and generous sunlit spaces. The house, designed by architect Eric Joseph Tremblay of BOOM TOWN, blends into the magnificent natural surroundings and features natural materials that reference the site.
The chalet layout follows the incline of the landscape and minimizes its impact by adjusting to the topography of the site. The lower level of the building houses the living room, kitchen and dining room with several access points to terraces overlooking the lake. The best views are offered from the terrace next to the master bedroom, but the entire interior space features large glazed surfaces that integrate the house with the landscape.
The exterior finish is comprised of dressed stone and cedar cladding, both of which are site specific. These natural materials are contrasted by the zinc finish steel covering the sloped roof. The roof partially turns toward the ground, acting as a protective shell that both shelters the interior and draws nature inside.
Photos by Angus McRitchie