Cleanlined but cozy
By Liz Stinson Nov 9, 2018, 3:30pm EST

There’s nothing rustic about this cabin in the woods. Designed by Canadian firm Appareil Architecture, the chic Chalet Grand-Pic is home to a couple who wanted to spend their retirement years enjoying the Quebecois forest. Good choice.

The prefab cabin is nestled into the woods and takes full advantage of its picturesque surroundings with large windows and a generous deck. The owners asked for a contemporary home that deferred to its surroundings. The result is a simple gabled frame that’s punched up with trendy black corrugated metal siding.

Inside, the 1,464-square-foot house has two stories. The main level has polished concrete floors, pale birch wood walls, and a white wood paneled ceiling. Upstairs, the bedrooms are hidden by painted white wood paneling that bucks the expectation of the traditional open loft.

The house adheres to its strict color palette of pale wood, white paint, gray concrete, and black accents. Some might call it limiting, but we say it makes for a very stylish cottage, indeed.