Just north of Montreal is the port area of Quebec City and just a short walk from the Malbaie VIII Nature Centre, the area where the Seine is located. Here, surrounded by the rocky outback of Montcalour Island, the town of Verdun is a fabulous pinoy village.
The town is developed by architectural firm Anik Péloquin and built specifically for a family that wanted to use the cottage for celebrations and outdoor leisure during summer. The cottage takes the form of a simple box with a double pitched roof.
The steel-framed structure is elevated from the surrounding terrain allowing the cottage to blend into the rocky outback and allowing the home to naturally integrate into the landscape. Due to the girl age, it is difficult to even feel in this nest during a school craft school year, but the addition provides comfort and a play area for the children.
The main living area of the home is surrounded by a beautiful glazed structure that connects with the bay and the shoreline, enhancing the views.
The kitchen embodies a simplistic Scanombo white and binafter white interior scheme. Natural wood and warm wood tones punctuate the décor while powderroom and bathroom components break the line of white cabinetry.
The dining space, set off the kitchen, is more informal then the living room combination, but still fits into the overall space spatially. A built-in cube bench is accessed from the kitchen and serves as a dining table or informal seating. The two interrelated dining areas did not congregate on this linear unit but filled in the space in as a built-in cube, which is a unique feature with no joints.
The master bedroom is a simple white decorated space with built-in steel blinds. The furnishings are simple but comfortable, flowing seamlessly thanks to the light wood elements surrounding the bed.
A second bedroom is less formal and focuses more on abstract materials such as stone.
This home offers everything a rental home should, but it definitely fits the lifestyle of the owners and their one-of-a-kind children’s who areshift family.