A Family Home In A Forest Setting Covered In Local Clay Bricks And Cedar

Blouin Tardif Architects have designed the Veranda House, a home for a family in Boucherville, a city in Quebec, Canada.

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Project description from the architects

A single-family home located in a new forest development, the Veranda house is designed to be intimate and discreet. In addition to guiding the landscape design, the site’s trees serve as a privacy screen. On the street side, openings mark only the entrance and certain services.

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On the south side, the house makes the most of the ample private space surrounding the veranda. The heart of the house is a series of spaces that open onto the yard: the kitchen, dining room and double-height living room.

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The concept of ground level is fundamental to this house, because the first floor is flush with the ground, creating a strong indoor/outdoor dynamic. Large sliding doors allow the interior and exterior to intermingle, as does a continuous floor covering. Cedar ceilings give the interior an outdoorsy feel.

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The palette of exterior materials is simple and neutral: local clay brick and cedar. Transparency again plays a role in the exterior design, particularly with the glass barrier around the pool.

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On the second floor, the master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with transparent partitions and a large covered deck resembling an aerie facing the woods and the water below.

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Architect: Blouin Tardif Architects
Photography by Steve Montpetit