Three Gabled Volumes in the Country Make up the Hatley House

06.21.19 | By
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Resembling much of the local architecture with high-pitched gables, the Hatley House comprises three identically shaped volumes that nestle together without intersecting. The house, designed as a collaboration between Pelletier de Fontenay and François Abbott, resides on a plateau surrounded by rolling hills, pastures, and mountains in Hatley, Quebec. Most structures in the area are a mix of farmhouses, barns, and sheds, which inspired the design but with more modern results.

The exterior is clad with a wooden lattice that reads vertical and the steep roof is covered in standing seam metal for an overall minimalist look.

The house features three wings with the middle one acting as the main living space and the other two housing the main bedroom wing and guest wing. Each feel expansive with double-height spaces that reach 8-meters high. Large square windows frame views of the natural countryside while bringing natural light inside.

The minimalist kitchen combines matte black cabinetry with simple wooden countertops for a universal feel.

The sleeping wings house top floor spaces above the bedrooms that are outfitted in natural wood.

Photos by James Brittain, 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.