Check Out This Quebec Waterfront Retreat
A home lovingly handcrafted in the 1940s originally stands in the site location. Due to the old home’s dilapidated state, its owners have decided to build a totally new cabin. The legacy of the old cabin was still retained by building the new cabin on the exact same location, using the exact same dimensions.
It was also decided to partially build the home off-site in order to reduce construction costs and overhead. Prefabricated panels of 5-ply cross-laminated timber (CLT) were used. They can be fabricated in sizes of up to 60 feet long.
This modern home is located in Ladysmith, Quebec.
Commenting on the aesthetic of this practical material, the architects said: “While the technology to mill the CLT panels is modern, the cottage is in fact identical in construction and materiality to a traditional log home, where fully milled elements are simply joined together.”
Another aesthetic aspect of the property is the exposed electrical system, which adds an industrial element to the cabin. In the main living area, a large wall of windows embraces the lake views and extends out to a large deck space.
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