Located on one of Quebec's Magdalen Islands, this vacation home features an unassuming exterior and a modern but cozy cedar-clad interior.
This renovation in Quebec City incorporates pale gray wood siding on its vertical volume and fiber cement and black brick on the horizontal one. Despite its sleek appearance, the home also yields to its natural surroundings, as the three trees in the front yard were maintained during the rebuilding process.
When Lyne Pedneault and Stéphane Rousseau bought property in the Laurentides, about 43 miles northwest of Montreal, they were looking for a second home from which they could go hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing. The firm Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement designed them a 1,900-square-foot getaway that features an open second floor for living, cooking, and dining. Three bedrooms and a full bath are tucked below on the ground floor.
Designed by celebrated Canadian architect John Bland in the 1940s, this elegant vacation home on the coast of Lake Masson was saved from demolition by architect Alain Carle. Carle's renovation included recladding the home in fresh cedar planks, local stone, and black anodized aluminum. He also replaced all of the windows, which had been damaged, and opened up its floor plan.
After moving from Copenhagen to Montreal, Erik Rydingsvärd bought a run-down apartment in the city's up-and-coming Mile-End neighborhood, transforming it into a comfortable modernist bachelor pad. The new space features a spacious kitchen ideal for entertaining as well as a rooftop sauna.