This modern version of a traditional cottage sits on the edge of the forest, right between a grassy, green marsh and a valley in Montréal, Canada. Dubbed the Panorama House, the rectangular structure was designed by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement with dark stained Eastern cedar shingles and a pitched metal roof.
The top floor houses the main living spaces – the kitchen, dining room, living room, and porch – making the most of the lush views and natural daylight.
A bright orange door invites visitors into the home from the ground floor, which also contains the bedrooms and a garage. A staircase encourages visitors to head upstairs.
The bedroom doors in the lower hallway have the same bold orange as the front door.
Once upstairs, the living space is bright and open with its cathedral ceilings and large window panes.
Two, cedar-covered volumes help divide the large space up, one contains a steel fireplace and the other houses functional spaces, like the kitchen, pantry, and bathroom.
Dots of orange spring up throughout helping the family draw from happy memories.
Photos by Steve Montpetit, courtesy of v2com.net.