Shrouded by trees, this alpine cabin can be found along the shore of a lake in Laurentians, Quebec. The A-frame cabin, dubbed Chalet de La Plage by the designers, attempts to embrace nature while also maintaining owner’s privacy.

The project was undertaken by a local firm called La Shed Architecture, who turned to traditional chalets for inspiration during the design process.


The simple monochrome exterior gives way to a much brighter interior. Greys, whites and natural wood make up the majority of the color scheme. There’s an emphasis on comfort and relaxation thanks to a largely distraction free interior that’s complete with plush furnishings.


The front gable-end wall takes advantage of its location by providing the occupants with floor-to-apex glazing. The windows look out across the immediate trees and lake beyond. Elsewhere, they’ve added picture windows and patio doors to ensure the views can be appreciated regardless of which room you’re in.


The bulk of Chalet de la Plage is occupied by a single open plan living room, dining area and kitchen. This room also sports a cathedral ceiling and a mezzanine. The mezzanine is set atop of a large timber component that almost looks as if it was simply inset instead of built in situ.


The timber section of the home houses the rear end of the kitchen, the bathroom, and the master bedroom. It also has a built-in staircase to the left-hand-side, providing access to the mezzanine above. The bedroom and bathroom continue with the distraction free, low-maintenance theme.


The mezzanine is used as primarily as a study, but also contains a second bed for guests. The cabin appears to be heated by a single wood-burning stove in the living room.

For more cabins check out Linear Cabin, a simple contemporary retreat set next to Lake Bluff. Or, Summerhouse T, a 431-square-foot cabin located on the Stockholm Archipelago. See all cabins.

Via DesignBoom
Photos: Maxime Brouillet