Surrounded by valleys and dense foliage, Abercorn Chalet is a bold, stylish retreat that embraces the natural wonders of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.
Designer Laurent Guez, partner at Tux Creative, collaborated with architect Guillaume Kukucka to create a simple but powerful residence with hints of playfulness incorporated throughout. The modest cottage much resembles a barn or campground in its industrial materials, connection to the outdoors, and series of outbuildings.
The grand property includes forested land, a reflecting pond, and a private pool—all of which can be enjoyed from the picturesque living spaces.
The building's facade strikes contrast between dark and light as corrugated metal and wood interconnect through the various stepped masses. Four volumes create an open floor plan that celebrates the surrounding landscape.
An eclectic mix of patterned tile and a re-finished, brightly painted claw-foot tub create a playful, modern bath.