Mountain Bliss: Chalet Papillon by RobitailleCurtis

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Project Highlights

Architecture – RobitailleCurtis – Andrew Curtis (OAQ, MRAIC, AIA, LEED BD+C), principal; Anne Charbit (OAQ), project manager
Landscape Architecture – RobitailleCurtis – Sophie Robitaille (AAPQ, AAPC, CSLA, ASLA), principal; Teressa Peill (AAPQ, CSLA),
Structural Engineering – BCA
Mechanical Engineering – MRA
General Contractor – Bois et Nature

Nestled amidst the breathtaking Laurentian Mountains, just north of the vibrant city of Montréal, lies Chalet Papillon, a testament to architectural ingenuity and natural harmony. Designed by the acclaimed RobitailleCurtis, this chalet stands as a rural sanctuary, beckoning a young family and their companions to immerse themselves in the serenity of its surroundings.

A Design Born from Nature

Embracing the rugged terrain of its site, Chalet Papillon emerges as a beacon of sustainable design. RobitailleCurtis’s vision prioritized minimal site disturbance, preserving the dense forest canopy that envelops the area. The chalet gracefully contours the land, its sleek silhouette blending seamlessly with the exposed granite ledge upon which it rests.

Blending with the Landscape

Crafted as a two-storey marvel, Chalet Papillon effortlessly integrates with its environment. Its elongated structure, nestled amidst the trees, offers panoramic views of Lac Notre-Dame from multiple vantage points. Clad in pre-weathered cedar and crowned with a standing-seam metal roof, the chalet exudes a timeless elegance, harmonizing with the natural hues of its surroundings.

Interior Tranquility

Step inside Chalet Papillon, and you’re greeted with a sense of tranquility and space. Light-filled interiors adorned with minimalist touches create an atmosphere of modern serenity. The upper level, bathed in natural light, serves as the heart of the home, where expansive living spaces seamlessly merge with the outdoors.

Crafting Comfort and Connectivity

Chalet Papillon isn’t just a feast for the eyes; it’s a haven of comfort and connection. Thoughtfully designed bunk bedrooms, each with queen-size beds, offer cozy retreats for guests. Clever spatial planning ensures ample room for relaxation and play, with every corner of the chalet exuding warmth and hospitality.

Embracing Outdoor Living

Chalet Papillon invites you to embrace the great outdoors with its covered, operable screened porches. These extensions of the living spaces provide a sheltered oasis for dining and unwinding, allowing guests to immerse themselves in nature’s beauty regardless of the weather.

Conclusion: A Haven of Tranquility

In Chalet Papillon, RobitailleCurtis has crafted more than just a mountain retreat; they’ve created a sanctuary where design and nature intertwine seamlessly. From its sustainable ethos to its thoughtful interiors, every aspect of this chalet embodies the essence of modern mountain living. So, whether you seek adventure or tranquility, Chalet Papillon stands ready to welcome you into its embrace.

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