Eastman Chalet

Eastman Chalet is a prototype design for a community of ecological chalets on the southern slopes of Mont-Orford. The prototype has a compact design, with a masonry heater located at the heart of the house to radiate heat to the surrounding open-concept living spaces. A central stair accesses a 2nd floor landing where two closed bedrooms and an open loft space overlook a double-height living room on the southwest corner of the house. Anchored by the central core of fireplace, stair and plumbing, the overall dimensions of the chalet to be modified by the buyer, and the 2nd floor can serving up to four separate bedrooms. Optional screen porches, terraces and storage are offered as well. The chalets will be sited to optimize the exposure to the winter sun, and deciduous trees, deep eaves, sunscreens and trellises of climbing plants will reduce the heat gain in the summer. Durable exterior cladding including the metal roof, aluminum-clad windows and stained cedar siding are standard. The prototype was certified LEED Platinum. This project was completed in collaboration with the team of Le Vertendre.

Year of construction : 2008

Certified LEED® Platinum

Collaborator : Le Vertendre

Architecture : Studio MMA


“La dalle, cette fondation incomprise”, La Maison du 21e siècle Vol.17 no.4 – Summer 2011

“Compacte et écologique”, Intérieurs – October-November 2010

“Un week-end LEED Platine”, “Maison Orfie: les pieds au chaud, la tête économe”, LaPresse – Mon Toit – August 23rd 2010

PHOTOS: Un week-end LEED Platine, Cyberpresse.ca – Mon Toit – August 23rd, 2011

“Vertendre inaugure sa maison intelligente”, Le Reflet du Lac – May 15th, 2010

“Orfie LEED Platine” – Reportage télé, TV COGECO – April 19th, 2010

“Vert Platine”, Magazine Maison et Demeure – May 1st, 2010

“Maison LEED Platine : La première du Canada”, LaPresse – Mon Toit – April 10th, 2010

“La maison Orfie de Vertendre certifiée LEED Platine”, La Tribune – April 9th, 2010

“La maison Orfie du Vertendre : Ia 1ère maison certifiée LEED Canada de niveau platine”, Le Reflet du Lac – April 8th, 2010

“Un petit coin de paradis écolo en Estrie”, Le Devoir – March 20th, 2010

“Maison Orfie : la première maison québécoise LEED-Canada de niveau Platine”, Écohabitation – March 19th, 2010

“LEED s’implante en région”, La Maison du 21e siècle Vol.16 no.4 – Autumn 2009

“Le Vertendre innove avec son concept d’hébergement intelligent”, La Tribune – July 30th, 2009

“Une étape obligatoire en développement durable, l’exemple de Le Vertendre”, Achat Local – June 18th, 2009

“Maison Écoénergétique”, TQS informations – May 26th, 2009

Facebook – Orfie / Le Vertendre

Le Vertendre (developer)

  • Eastman Chalet

  • Read the info

    Return to Projects