The “Blanche” Chalet, Charlevoix, Quebec
The four bedrooms of the “Blanche” Chalet are centrally located in order to maximize the panoramic views of the living spaces that are at the top level. The kitchen and dining room are characterized by large 360-degree fenestration, while the living space is housed in a floating overhang whose unique form is reminiscent of the structure of vernacular bridges. This raised volume allows for a direct experience of the enchanting sunsets of Cap à l’Aigle and the shimmering reflections of the estuary of the St. Lawrence within the comforts of the home.
This cottage residence is the expression of the atmosphere sought by its owner. The social nature of the house, its openness to family, friendly, and sometimes professional exchanges are favoured by its composition that sensitively juxtaposes the spaces of common life and the private life (bedrooms). The abundant use of fenestration underlines a constant connection between the interior and nature, including the lake and the forest. The use of natural materials, such as stone, wood and steel in pure and unique forms links the building to the context and invites contemplation.
Client : DAVNIC (David Lafrance et Nicolas Barette)
Location : Cap à l’aigle, (La Malbaie), QC
Opening date : 2016 Aera 4275 pi2
Budget : ±900 000$
Architectes : ACDF Architecture
Architectural team : Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Martin Champagne, Joan Renaud, Mathieu Tremblay, Olivia Daigneault
Structural ingineers : NCK
Entreprenor : Demonfort