The large windows of this lakeside chalet in Canada make the most of its nature-filled views

Taking inspiration from the typical architecture of an alpine chalet, Canadian design firm la SHED have designed this lakeside chalet in Lanaudière.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

 

Taking inspiration from the typical architecture of an alpine chalet, Canadian design firm la SHED have designed this lakeside chalet in Lanaudière, Quebec.

 

Taking inspiration from the typical architecture of an alpine chalet, Canadian design firm la SHED have designed this lakeside chalet in Lanaudière.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

Hidden behind the trees, Chalet de la Plage has been designed to face the lake and large windows show off the light at night.


Hidden behind the trees, Chalet de la Plage has been designed to face the lake and large windows show off the light at night.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

The large windows are set back from the shell of the building creating an overhang.


Large windows are set back from the shell of the building to create an overhang.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

Outside, there’s a wooden deck with plenty of room for outdoor dining and entertaining.


Outside this black and white chalet, there's a wooden deck with plenty of room for outdoor dining and entertaining.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

Inside, the walls are covered in white painted wood, keeping the interior bright.


Inside this chalet, the walls are covered in white painted wood, keeping the interior bright.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

Polished concrete floors have been used throughout the home, like in the main living, dining, and kitchen area.


Polished concrete floors have been used throughout this lakeside chalet, like in the main living, dining and kitchen area.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

In the kitchen, the large white island has shelving on one side, ideal for storing books and games. Above the kitchen is a loft with additional living space.


In this chalet, the kitchen has a large white island with shelving on one side, ideal for storing books and games. Above the kitchen is a loft with additional living space.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

Behind the kitchen there’s a smaller, quieter room for reading that has views of the trees.


This cabin in the woods has a quiet reading room with views of the trees.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

In the bedroom, light wood and soft white curtains help to warm the space up.


In this bedroom, light wood and soft white curtains help to warm the space up.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

In the bathroom, a large window directly in front of the bath allows for an uninterrupted view of the outdoors.


In this bathroom, a large window directly in front of the bath allows for an uninterrupted view of the outdoors.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

Back to the main living space, here’s the view from the loft above the kitchen.


This Canadian cabin has a lofted area above the kitchen.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

There’s a window seat that’s set back within the wall, creating the perfect reading nook.


In this lakeside cabin, there's a window seat that's set back within the wall, creating the perfect reading nook.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

There’s also a space for working with a built-in extra long desk.


This cabin has a built-in desk tucked away into a loft area.

Photography by Maxime Brouillet

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