Sitting Behind Trees by the Lake
Canadian design firm la SHED built this lovely lakeside cabin in Lanaudiere, Quebec. Chalet de la Plage’s design was inspired by traditional chalets found in the Swiss Alps. It’s front exterior has a simple black finish, accented by the white interiors peeping through the large windows in front, with the signature alpine chalet steep roof. Though the chalet seems simple and straightforward at first glance, when you see the back, that’s where the house truly shines.
The structure was built with large glass windows facing the lake. Tucked behind trees, the vegetation gives residents a great view of nature as well as a bit of privacy and shade from sun. At night however, the large glass windows burst with light from the interiors, becoming a beacon amidst the lakeside forest.
The rear portion of the house has a wide wooden deck, framed by gray stones that divide it from the lawn. It features an overhang, long picnic table, benches, and lounge chairs. The area is perfect for some outdoor dining, relaxing, and entertaining guests.
The interior of the house really shines with its all-white walls and polished concrete flooring. Inside you’ll find the main living area, dining room, kitchen, a reading room and work space, bathroom, and a loft with a bedroom. High ceilings give a greater sense of space, and good air circulation. The large glass windows take in a generous amount of natural light, reducing energy costs during the day, and offers residents an unprecedented view of the great outdoors. Simple but striking, Chalet de la Plage is truly a lakeside marvel to behold. Take a look through these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
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