Stone House

Val des Monts








A family cottage in the Gatineau hills infused with Canadiana shifts its way over the edge of a cliff to command views of the adjacent lake. The retreat is gently embedded in the Canadian Shield; the sleeping quarters firmly set in the rock while the cantilevered family room dramatically emerges from this stone base. The modest entry visible from the road leads to an orchestrated, tranquil path entering from the forest-side of the house and moving through the space as it opens up onto the lakeside.

A small, custom home in Val Des Monts, Quebec, Canada. Designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect.

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  • Reply Derp August 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Flat roof and expanses of glass in Quebec.

    That’s just fucking peachy. What, is this someone’s internship project?

  • Reply LBD August 15, 2016 at 2:07 am

    My pet peeve: refrigerator with the handle on the wrong side. Why oh why not buy one with the opposite orientation?

    • Reply Rita August 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      I couldn’t agree more. Many models today have reversible handles.

    • Reply Susan August 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      You and me both…….most in today’s market can be either side!

    • Reply Karen August 18, 2016 at 5:04 am

      You can change the handle on any refrigerator, I have done it.

    • Reply Mike Nomad August 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Most refrigerators today allow you to set the swing either left or right. The one in this kitchen is actually set the safest way: No chance of pranging someone walking down the hallway…

  • Reply darel August 16, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Love the design

  • Reply patricia boglin August 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I love how this house looks! Wish I lived in Canada! Just perfect, from what I can see. What’s the square footage?

  • Reply Beverly Hurwitz August 16, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Sochi, it is magnificent! Westsider40

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