Cabin A by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects

  • Discover a secluded cabin in Quebec’s Charlevoix Region, designed by local architecture studio Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects.

    Cabin A sits on a steep, detached site overlooking the St Lawrence River in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec. The Charlevoix Region is characterised by rolling, snow-topped hills, with some of Quebec’s most scenic views. Favoured for its first-class skiing, the accommodation is 20 minutes from the Le Massif Resort; a globally-recognised skiing destination.

    Cabin A is a family-friendly stay that immerses visitors in the wild and woolly landscape through exceptional craftsmanship and attentional to detail. 

    Only an hour’s drive from Quebec City, Charlevoix plays home to an array of quaint towns with a rich architectural history. Celebrated for its premium produce and breweries, arts and culture scene and whale-watching locations, Charlevoix is a destination for both families and elite skiers. As the second accommodation project in the region by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects, Cabin A refreshingly redefines a ski lodge.

    The black, timber-clad A-frame structure immediately provides a sharp contrast from its all-white background. Drawing inspiration from the International Code of Signals and the location’s maritime heritage, nautical symbols and references are dotted throughout the design. 

    Reminiscent of a sail facing the wind, the cabin’s angular, triangulated ceiling provides visual interest from the inside of the home, while the use of Russian plywood wall panelling and built-in furniture creates a colossal sense of warmth.

    Designed to accommodate groups of up to 12, the living area provides 180-degree views of the river, complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, a large dining area and a traditional wood-burning fireplace. A boat ladder on the main level offers access to a secret children’s playroom, and a partially-buried lower level comprises of three bedrooms and an open children’s dorm.

    With a protected spa located directly under the deck of the ground floor and an outdoor dining space, Cabin A seamlessly integrates indoor-outdoor living, making for the perfect getaway year-round.

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