Lac de la Cabane Residence – Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard House

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La Sentinelle, Canada

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Residential Property – design by NatureHumaine

23 Oct 2013

La Sentinelle

Design: NatureHumaine

Location: Lac de la Cabane, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Quebec, Canada

English text (scroll down for French):

La Sentinelle Residence

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard House
photo : Adrien Williams

After selling their previous country house because of the lack of natural light, a couple and their 3 kids decided to buy an empty lot and build a custom home to better suit their needs. They found a parcel of land with southern exposure at vast views of the lake ‘Lac-de-la-Cabane’.

Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard Residence
photo : Adrien Williams

The constraints of the site led to an L shaped footprint where an east-west oriented rectangular block was placed at the top of the topography, and a north-south oriented block was slid underneath.

Lac de la Cabane Residence
photo : Adrien Williams

The upper block contains the living spaces and master bedroom, and the lower block, also known as the ‘kids zone’, contains the 3 children’s bedrooms and a games room. A folded roof rises from the lower block covering the upper block and extending towards the cliffs edge as if it were about to take off, reminiscent of the wings of a bird. We see the house as a bird sitting at the edge of the cliff overlooking the lake, which is where its nickname ‘The Sentinel’ comes from.

Lac de la Cabane House
photo : Adrien Williams

La Sentinelle – Building Information

Type: Single family home
Intervention: New construction
Location: Lac de la Cabane, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard
Completion Date: 2013
Photo: Adrien Williams (www.adrienwilliams.com)

French text:

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photos : Adrien Williams

Le défi de ce projet consistait à concevoir une maison à flanc de montagne, en milieu boisé avec une vue prenante sur un lac. Les clients et leurs trois enfants imaginaient leur résidence secondaire ancrée au massif rocailleux surplombant le lac en contrebas, offrant une vue des montagnes des Laurentides.

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photos : Adrien Williams

La maison de 4500 pieds carrés conçue sur deux niveaux s’imbrique au monticule rocheux pour épouser avec harmonie les rondeurs naturelles du terrain. Traitée de manière monolithique tel un bloc de pierre, la maison de teinte grise et noire, est chapeautée d’une toiture d’acier continue qui peut rappeler l’envol d’un oiseau. La maison ainsi assise en hauteur assume son rôle de sentinelle de la nature omniprésente.

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photos : Adrien Williams

La Sentinelle – Fiche Technique

Type: Résidence unifamiliale
Intervention: Nouvelle construction
Localisation: Lac de la Cabane, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard
Date: 2013
Photo: Adrien Williams

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