The interior of the residence at the Canadian Charlevoix region
• The interior of the residence of the Canadian Charlevoix region
Residence Grands Jardins, designed Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, located in the heart of the Canadian Charlevoix region, namely in the Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, near the ski station. The house stands on a hillside on a rocky, wooded area overlooking the St. Lawrence River. One of the main challenges of the project was to locate the building, combining the best of its isolation and scenic views from the windows to the south and the river. Since the house is located on a steep slope, passers-by can see the upper level of the street, while the part of the river above the ground gracefully climb three floors, showing the facade, an impressive game of angles and glass.
This modern building stands out for its bold and stunning form. Wooden walkway connects the housing with parking and gives even more airy feel throughout the construction. Without a doubt, the culmination of the project is a huge overhanging living room, which, thanks to a steel structure, it is literally projected on the nearby slopes.
On the ground floor are equipped with a gym and an office with large windows, converts to landscape panorama; wine cellar, which merges with the ladder; Studio-shop and extending to the pool. The main entrance, which leads to the track, located on the first level. The spacious walk-in closet, built to the lobby, provide storage space for ski equipment and other items. There is also a multi-purpose room with fireplace and a children's bedroom with a bathroom. Stairs in the tunnel of red cedar invites to the second tier. Slight compression space around the staircase leads to a large, bright region including a kitchen, dining and living room. The concrete floor and steel give the interior industrial style shade, and a wooden floor and a central fireplace soften the appearance of the room. In addition to the terraces, the air level includes a master bedroom with dressing room and en suite. Residence lines rather extreme, but the choice of material, the horizontal and vertical white wood planks of red cedar, combines project and helps to integrate it into the landscape.
Photo: Alexandre Guilbeault