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Located in the Charlevoix region in Petite-Rivière-St-François, Quebec, the Résidence des Grands Jardins lies close to the Massif ski station, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Bourgeois/Lechasseur Architectes are behind the design which was inspired by contemporary Scandinavian villas, and was built to best make use of the surrounding views while still offering privacy from the street directly above. The crisp white facade blends into the snow while also popping out from the sky and trees, while large glass panes and red cedar detailing bring a modern yet organic feel to the house. Internally red cedar helps to create warmth to the house, and distinguish the space from the snowy white scenery. A central living area with floor-to-ceiling glass walls on three sides provides breathtaking views of the south end and the river below.

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