Maison du Cap

The Maison du Cap is a new construction on a mountaintop in the Laurentians, in Sainte-Adèle, for a couple with three children and several grandchildren. The challenge in designing this house was to create a residence with generous space, featuring several monopitch roofs reminiscent of West Coast residential architecture. The result was an amalgam of volumes with different roof heights and materials. The view afforded by the site’s elevation to a local peak was central to the design, with all spaces oriented towards it.

After walking up a private path through the forest, the house is revealed in all its frontage. A generous stoop welcomes visitors, and it’s possible to catch a glimpse of the splendid view to the rear of the house. On the first floor are the master bedroom suite, living areas and functional spaces for everyday life, such as a gym, laundry room and triple garage. The large living space revolves around the dining room and its cellar, symbolic of the importance of hosting friends and family. Particular attention was paid to provide a generous secondary vestibule to accommodate the winter sports equipment of its occupants and visitors, given the house’s proximity to the ski slopes. The garden level has been designed to accommodate visitors and extended family, with three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a large family room. The latter is illuminated by the all-glass staircase and a large patio door. All bedrooms have access to a covered terrace and direct access to the outdoors, so you can enjoy the grounds and forest in complete privacy.

The living spaces are divided from the rest of the house by a band of functional space: a pantry has been annexed to the kitchen, a shower room and walk-in closet run alongside the living room, and the dining room is centred on a pantry area. These spaces are covered by a cedar plank ceiling and subdivided by an exposed steel structure. Particular attention has been paid to ensure that interior spaces are in continuity with those outside, through a precise choice of materials and generous fenestration. The living areas open onto a large terrace to take advantage of the unobstructed view of the Laurentians.

Year of construction : 2023

Architecture : Studio MMA

Structure : MA-TH

General Contractor : Invesco Habitations


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