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Nook Residence by MU Architecture
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Located in Mansonville, Québec, the Nook Residence, designed by MU Architecture, has a demure front facade with the back much more open and revealing. Strategically placed windows and an opening in the structure give a glimpse at the views of Lake Memphremagog.

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The home is located on a steep lot that directed the design to point towards the lake. It’s made up of two volumes that are connected by a bending “ribbon” that joins the roofs together. The slanted walls create overhangs to protect the terraces from the sun.

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Inside, there are polished concrete radiant floors, white walls, and cedar ceilings that continue through to the outdoor ceilings.

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Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views for the multi-layered main living area.

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The mostly black and dark wood kitchen is in contrast with the white walls and light wood ceilings

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The ground floor houses two large bedrooms, a bathroom, and a dormitory-style room with board-formed concrete walls.

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Photo by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard, courtesy of v2com.

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.