The Blue Hills house is a beautiful home perched on a wooded hill in a small village north of Montreal, near my home. It is a 2300 square foot single story refuge for a family who wanted to enjoy the ever changing nature of the Laurentians. Created by firm la shed architecture, the house definitely belongs to its surroundings, gracefully hidden between the trees. The exterior walls are covered with vertical cedar slats that will age progressively over the years, emulating the color of the bark of surrounding trees. 

I’m completely loving the large common space consisting of the kitchen, dining room and living room. It is filled with natural light and with beautiful views of the surrounding nature. The kitchen’s two large islands are welcoming and functional, and the heart of the home. The white interior creates a luminous living space and a delicate atmosphere. There is also a sober but pretty amalgamation of natural, raw and authentic materials: Wood, marble, concrete… The result is a comfortable, relaxed and light environment, with a Nordic touch!

Photos: Maxime Brouillet for la shed architecture via Blissful Blog