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Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects’ Cap St-Martin House



The Cap St-Martin residence is located in Potton, Québec on a plateau surrounded by a wooded mound to the west and a steep slope to the east.
From the first meeting with Bourgeois / Lechasseur architects, the firm?s clients spoke of their attraction to the “barnhouse” style, an architectural influence that refers to the region’s long farm buildings.
Photo credit: Adrien Williams
As nature admirers, the clients considered a warm second home that offers a great view of the environment.
The design then moves towards a simple and elongated traditional shape, which is characterized by a contemporary reinterpretation of the barn.
Upon approaching the house, two familiarly shaped silhouettes with a gable roof are positioned along the landscape. The smallest area in the foreground houses a guest loft, the client’s garage and artist studio. Photo credit: Adrien Williams
This section of the residence is connected to the main area by a glass tunnel, which provides a gentle transition filled with light. The length of the residence that can be discovered while walking around juxtaposes with the impression of a compact house.
The heart of this residence was inspired by the clients’ desire to have a spacious, bright and lake-oriented “great room”. The central room?s two long glass facades offer a contrast between the view of the forest and the view of the lake.
The room provides plenty of natural light all day long, and the extension of the concre...
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