Architect Eric Joseph Tremblay of BOOM TOWN, has designed a cottage on the shores of Gate Lake in Harrington, Quebec.
Located on the shore of the Gate Lake, on a slightly sloping land of almost 80 000 pi2, the cottage is located near the border of a mature cedar wooded area with inclined majestic trunks.
Although the footprint of this two-storey building is substantial, the roofs follow the site’s slope in order to minimize the volume and harmonize its integration in the landscape. To access the main entrance, which is located on the superior level, you must pass through an exterior portico protected by a roof.
The inferior level, where the common living areas are located (living room, kitchen, dining room) is at level ground, allowing easy access to the land by many doors on the tree facades near the lake. A large terrace next to the master bedroom offers the clearest view of the lake and plenty of sunlight for the occupants.
The extremities of the two circulation axes, that serve the interior spaces, end with an aperture offering a unique picture of the landscape.
The cottage’s exterior covering is made of stones and cedar, natural and site specific materials. Roofs are covered with zinc finish steel that partially turn toward the façades as a protective case, while letting the beauty of the landscape enter the heart of the project.
Architect: Eric Joseph Tremblay | BOOM TOWN
General Contractor: Luc Corbeil (Wood and Nature construction)
Interior Design: Mario Januario (MJ Design) and BOOM TOWN
Landscaping and Gardening: Jean-Philippe Laliberté
Photography by Angus McRitchie