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A Charming Retreat in the Snows of French Quebec

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In the coldest northern reaches of the Canadian countryside, a warm and cozy Quebecois home is completely lined in wood.

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A toasty hot tub gurgles in the snow outside.

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A door from the bath room accesses this glass sided sauna room.

The many sensuous pleasures of this holiday house make for a wonderful experience that defies the northern cold.

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A wonderful deep soaking tub is there to unthaw frozen toes.

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Instead of a poky dark enclosed bathroom this is another big sunny room in the house.

A small sliding in the hallway beyond can close the space off when privacy is needed.

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A small kids bunk bedroom leads off up several stairs from the living room.

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The warmth of the childrens’ bunk room calls kids home on a cold evening.

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Wood is used on ceilings and walls as well as floors.

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The parents’ bedroom watches as the trees silently manufacture more wood like that used throughout the house.

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The master bedroom and the dining room share a shaded porch (which is probably used more in summer!)

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In a clever use of apparent space, the dining room shares some of the windows for the bedroom beyond.

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As can be seen from the compact plan, the apparent spaciousness of this house comes through this kind of clever double use of views of other rooms.

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Interestingly, one entrance to enter the house leads down several steps.

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Sunlight reflected off the endless snow round the house, floods all four sides of its main open space with the kitchen at one side, and the living room on the other.

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The pleasing design is from the Montreal-based firm Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes.

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