Abercon Residence

Eastern Townships, 2002

A landscape architect and aesthete, the client desired creative, contemporary, simple and functional architecture, which, in parallel, would establish a dialogue with the loyalist residences in the region. He also wanted a structure that would not be complex or expensive, one that he would be able to construct himself. A square design of disconcerting simplicity, the three-story building stands against a hill and opens onto a spectacular view to the south. The north and west facades limit their openings, exploiting certain privileged views, notably on the gardens designed by the owner. Unpretentious, but refined, the house offers a contemporary version of an age-old and proven model.