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Cabin A: A Dramatic A-Frame Cabin in Québec’s Charlevoix Region

With its rise in popularity as a year-round tourist destination, the Charlevoix region of Québec adds a new property overlooking the St Lawrence River about 20 minutes from Le Massif ski resort. Designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes, Cabin A rests on a steep slope with an A-frame design that gives nod to naval architecture after the team found inspiration in nautical communications.

The cabin’s triangular roof references sails in the wind, while the large wooden terrace relates to an upper deck on a ship. The wood paneling on the walls and ceiling also point to naval architecture.

The entrance resides under one of the sloped roof wings, which provides shelter overhead when entering and exiting the residence.

The open living room, dining room, and kitchen are housed under a double-height ceiling clad in Russian plywood panels. The light wood perfectly contrasts the black framed window and black details.

The same wood on the walls was used to make built-in seating and storage in the corner of the living room.

The wood paneling extends outside to cover the surfaces of the covered terrace offering another contrast, this time with the black exterior of the house and dark metal roof.

Downstairs, there are three bedrooms and a built-in, double bunk dorm room for kids.

Cabin A is available for rent – go here for more info!

Photos by Maxime Brouillet, courtesy of v2com.