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Gatineau Hills Modern

Cantley, Quebec

This Gatineau Hills home finds a beautiful balance between modern and natural. The floor to ceiling windows invite the ever changing landscape of trees and mountains indoors, where a warm wood ceiling overhead and rustic hand-scraped wood floor underfoot wrap you in nature’s best. The facade of natural reclaimed wood on the upper level, white cement board lining the lower, and large expanses of glass throughout are the perfect package for this chic forest home.

The open ground floor, with its interconnected spaces, allows sunlight to flow through uninterrupted, showcasing the beauty of the natural light as it varies throughout the day and by season.

Outdoors, a sunken concrete pool nestles into the slope, finishing this perfect picture of modern living in the Canadian woods.

2014 GOHBA Housing Design Award Winner: Best Project “Anywhere in the World”

Rick Shean found the perfect balance between simplicity, functionality and design. The full potential of the site was used to give us a multitude of breathtaking views. Our very own treehouse – for grown-ups.”

Natalie and Marc