Positioned in the Charlevoix area of Quebec, Canada, the Malbaie VIII Residence was designed by MU Architecture to be a reinterpretation of a the traditional barns identified in the locale. Making use of a barn aesthetic as the muse, the architects designed the property to be a 3 volume residence with dark grey metal covering each the roof and the sides of the house while white cedar features prominently on the front and back as well as the interior zones. The idea is as though the house has a living edge with the metal as the bark of a tree and the white cedar planks as the inner core.
Although the home follows the shape of a barn, it has a couple of voids in its profile to give it a modern day twist. The voids are cleverly portion of the outside living places through the second level deck and the covered walkway on ground level
Switching up the components on the sides and ends of the residence develop a visually fascinating profile of light and dark, cold and warm, tough and soft, as effectively as vertical by means of the metal detailing and horizontal by way of the white cedar planking.
The void of decision in the back runs from leading to bottom producing a modest and sheltered perennial garden amongst the residence and deck platform for the spa.
By positioning the spa a number of feet in front of the residence it permits these soaking in it to have views from 3 sides of the surrounding forest, sea and distant mountains.
With Malbaie VIII Residence situated on the best of a little hill, the views from the spa and the rest of the home are uninterrupted.
The views are fairly amazing as seen here from the deck upstairs. The decision of the white cedar planking on both the deck and the side rails beautifully frames the view via the tempered glass rail method.
The deck is just off of the living region. The architects chose to position all the social zones on the prime floor to take advantage of the panoramic views. Created as an open program consisting of kitchen, dining, and living spaces the volume functions concrete floors with in-floor heating and white cedar plank cathedral ceilings and side wall. The cathedral ceiling hold the barn aesthetic flowing by means of the interior zones.
The living space is lit with a series of modern pendants hung in a cluster and suspended at varying heights. The playful cluster creates a fluid connection with all the pattern developed by the knots inside the white cedar planks.
The kitchen also looks out more than the deck but that is not its only view. It is situated subsequent to a pretty great 4-sided fireplace that lines up with the bar. Adore the fireplace, its basically spectacular.
The fireplace is located in front of a window and the architects created a bench to be each a window seat and wood storage.
With the fireplace being a huge black statement, the colour is carried forth into the kitchen by means of the counter tops, the back of the bar, the light pendants over the bar and the bar stools.
There are two dining places, 1 just previous the fireplace in the front of the home and a second, also in the front of the residence but slightly set back and in a separate area completely clad in white cedar planking.
A staircase that connects the social zone to the primary level and the basement consists of open risers connected to a balustrade produced of raw hot rolled steel. This steel balustrade is a distinctive detail within the woodsy stairwell and acts as a excellent reflective supply to the lighting installed each second step.
1 floor down is exactly where 4 bedrooms are positioned, every full with their own ensuite. Each and every bedroom features a white cedar bed platform, heated concrete floors and white cedar ceilings.
While every of the 4 bedrooms has its personal closet, there is a quite huge stroll in closet region centrally positioned that can be accessed by all 4 bedrooms. This room is essentially a mud space and with a bench in the centre of this space, it is a excellent spot for placing on or taking off boots and shoes although the open closet creates straightforward access to all the outer gear. A hallway leads off of this space to both the front and back entrances of the house.
While the front entrance is just off of the mud space at the front of the hall, the back door is down the length of the hall.
There is a third level to the house which is the basement and its windows just peak out more than the landscape.
The basement has a youngsters play and Tv area as properly as a an additional bedroom with bunkbeds. This level also has concrete floors, but they have been covered with carpet squares to make it a lot more comfy for the children to play on. Massive fun beanbag chairs in a pop of red develop the seating for the Tv viewing location.
The bunk bed space has 3 pairs of beds in it, creating it effortless to accommodate overnight stays of pals.
Basement floor strategy
Major floor plan with 4 bedrooms and mudroom.
Floor plan of the leading floor with the living, kitchen, fireplace and dining locations as nicely as a washroom and second eating location on the enclosed deck.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)