This Ode to Modern Design Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Cabin in the Woods

Is that a skylight shower? Hell yes that’s a skylight shower.

By Athena Wisotsky

Don’t Call This Cabin in the Woods “Rustic”
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12 July 2016

Sometimes when a friend tells you they have a cabin in the woods you can use, you get there and find it’s less the cozy respite you pictured and more of a questionably habitable “fixer-upper.”

With spiders.

Not so with this massive stunner in the woods of Quebec, Canada, that boasts a pitched roof, covered patio and lakeside views.

Designed by Architect Jean Verville for a young family of four, the cabin has somewhat of an imposing, shadowy exterior, but that’s all tempered by the interior’s modern layout, pale wood walls and expansive windows that fuse outdoor and indoor spaces seamlessly.

It’s kid-friendly, too: a red-walled mudroom is a modern, playful accent to an otherwise muted space, and the kid’s room has a loft and built-in ladder/shelf combo for playtime.

Your correspondent’s personal favorite feature? The fully tiled and skylit shower with a view of the trees.

Your buddy’s rustic off-grid shack’s got nothing on this.

All photos Maxime Brouillet

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