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Gatineau Hills by Christopher Simmonds Architect

By Magaly – Classes: Bathroom, Bedroom, Decorative Add-ons, Dining Space, Fireplace, Furniture, Hall and Entrance, Houses, Interior Design, Kitchen, Landscaping, Lighting, Residing Room, Staircase, Swimming Pool, Terrace   

Gatineau Hills is a private residence created by Christopher Simmonds Architect.

It is located in Cantley, Québec, Canada.


Gatineau Hills by Christopher Simmonds Architect:

“This contemporary residence, set into the dense foliage of the hills north of Ottawa, is created to inspire the forested surroundings and normal light to subtly permeate the interiors by way of big expanses of glass. On the exterior, the use of reclaimed wood on the second degree provides a textural stability to the white cement board and glass of the ground floor. A rustic contemporary language continues on the interior, with hand-scraped oak floors throughout and hand-forged handles and pulls set against white lacquer.

The open ground floor, with its interconnected spaces, makes it possible for sunlight to movement through uninterrupted, showcasing the attractiveness of the organic light as it varies throughout the day and by season.

Outside, crucial factors consist of a concrete pool, which nestles into the slope a modest balcony that connects the master bedroom to the ensuite and the projection of the sunroom, which inserts itself subtly into the land.

The spaces to the southern slope appear out to the cities of Gatineau and Ottawa, the winding Gatineau River below, and the adjacent ski hills.”

Photos by: Peter Fritz Photography

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