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A Modern Cottage on the Edge of the Forest
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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.

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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.

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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.

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The bedroom doors in the lower hallway have the same bold orange as the front door.

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Once upstairs, the living space is bright and open with its cathedral ceilings and large window panes.

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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.

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Dots of orange spring up throughout helping the family draw from happy memories.

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Photos by Steve Montpetit, courtesy of v2com.net.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.