Editor’s pickPrivate lake home wrapped in hemlock façade offers comfort, warmth and respect for nature
hemlock,canada,architects ACDF,softwood,lake house
Set near Lake Memphremagog in Canada, this private home is a family’s desire to return to nature, simplicity and a balanced lifestyle.
The house represents sustainable construction. It is reinterpreted to define the modern house that is generously opened on the landscape.
Constructed from a variety of materials including field stone, the comfort, simplicity and warmth of the materials chosen are conducive to the family atmosphere desired by the family.
The local hemlock wood which is the main material of the residence is left natural and will gain a gray patina over time. The house will slowly begin to blend in with the natural environment, fitting perfectly into the trees that already inhabit the site. The use of local materials, such as reclaimed barn boards that make up the built-in furniture and the central staircase, provide a direct link to rural buildings that are proof of longevity and durability. Recycled from the agrarian walls of the surroundings, the polished stone floor paving covers the entire ground level and acts as thermal mass.
Images: Adrien Williams