A New Wood, Concrete, And Glass House Faces A Canadian Lake

October 11, 2019
Altius Architecture has recently completed the 'Walkes Bay Cottage', a modern home that faces Chandos Lake in Canada. #ModernCottage #ModernHouse #ModernHome #WoodInterior
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

Altius Architecture has recently completed the ‘Walkes Bay Cottage’, a new home that faces Chandos Lake in Canada.

Inspired by the idea of a simple sloping plane hovering over a large open living space that flows from inside to outside, the home was designed to connect with the surroundings and take advantage of the view to the lake and forest.

The design of this modern cottage was inspired by the idea of a simple sloping plane hovering over a large open living space that flows from inside to outside, the home was designed to connect with the surroundings and take advantage of the view to the lake and forest. #ModernCottage #ModernHouse #ModernArchitecture
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

Throughout the house, polished concrete floors provide both thermal mass and durability, while Douglas fir window frames and ceilings add warmth to the interior.

Wood and metal stairs lead to the main living spaces on the upper level of the home.


Stair Ideas - Throughout the house, polished concrete floors provide both thermal mass and durability, while Douglas fir windows and ceilings add warmth to the interior. Wood and metal stairs lead to the main living spaces on the upper level of the home. #WoodStairs #ModernStairs #PolishedConcreteFloors #ConcreteWall #DouglasFir #WoodCeiling
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

The main living spaces include an open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen. In the living room, a marble clad fireplace, with adjacent TV, provides a focal point.


Living Room Ideas - The main living spaces of this modern cottage include an open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen. In the living room, a marble clad fireplace, with adjacent tv, provides a focal point while also warming the living room. #ModernCottage #MarbleFireplace #LivingRoomIdeas #ModernLivingRoom
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

The dining area separates the living room from the kitchen, with the large dining table making it easy to host family diners. The dining table has also been positioned in a way that no one has their back to the view.


Dining Room Ideas - The dining area of this modern cottage separates the living room from the kitchen, with the large dining table making it easy to host family diners. The dining table has also been positioned in a way that no one has their back to the view. #DiningRoom #ModernCottage #WoodCeiling
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

In the kitchen, the backlit cabinets by Valcuccine, connects with a walk-in pantry and outdoor barbecue area.


Kitchen Ideas - In the kitchen of this modern cottage, the backlit cabinets by Valcuccine, connects with a walk-in pantry and outdoor barbecue area, creating an optimal chefs kitchen. #ModernKitchen #BacklitCabinets #KitchenDesign
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

A pair of oversized patio doors with retractable screens allow the interior spaces to open to the outdoors during the summer and provides natural ventilation.


This modern cottage has a pair of oversized patio doors with retractable screens allows the interior spaces to open to the outdoors during the summer and provides natural ventilation. #ModernCottage #Architecture #ModernHouse
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

A screened porch is accessible from the deck or the living room. A small wood stove warms the room on cool night and extending use into the shoulder seasons.


Porch Ideas - Accessible from the deck or the living room of this modern cottage, is a screened porch. A small wood stove warms the room on cool night and extending use into the shoulder seasons. #PorchIdeas #ScreenedPorch #Architecture
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

The stairs by the front door that run alongside a board-formed concrete wall, also connect to the bedrooms and bathrooms on the lower level of the house.


Stair Ideas - The stairs by the front door that run alongside a board-formed concrete wall, also connect to the bedrooms and bathrooms on the lower level of the house. #ModernStairs #WoodStairs #OpenStairs
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

The master suite features a glass walled en-suite bathroom, maintaining the view to the lake from every part of the room, while built-in closets neatly conceal ample storage.


Bedroom Ideas - This modern master suite features a glass walled en-suite bathroom, maintaining the view to the lake from every part of the room, while built-in closets neatly conceal ample storage. #MasterBedroom #BedroomIdeas #EnsuiteBathroom #GlassWall
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

In another bedroom, a pocket door opens to reveal the en-suite bathroom, where there’s a walk-in shower and a vanity with double sinks.


Bathroom Ideas - A pocket door opens to reveal the en-suite bathroom, where there's a walk-in shower and a vanity with double sinks. #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom
Photography by Greg Van Riel Photography

To see more details of the house, watch the video below.


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