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Contemporary Weekend Ski Chalet Designed for Fun Family Time

The traditional image of a ski chalet is being quickly revamped in modern times with designers moving away from the mundane. This beautiful little weekend chalet on the snow-covered slopes of Lac Archambault, Quebec is draped in dark stained white cedar siding and sits on cedar columns, giving it a breezy, contemporary appeal. Built for a family with kids, the weekend escape was designed by Sophie Robitaille and Andrew Curtis of Studio robitaille.curtis, keeping in mind the landscape on which it sits and the view on offer.

Chalet on cedar columns minimizes ecological footprint

The elevated position of the ski chalet not only ensures that those inside get the best possible views, it also leaves enough space underneath for spring and winter run-off. A lovely bridge leads to the main level of this retreat, which contains the open plan living space along with the kitchen and the dining area. With a 27-foot long bay window and window seat, a ceiling clad in western red cedar and a cozy ambiance, the interior seems as modern as it is inviting.

Modern weekend ski chalet in Lac Archambault

Contemporary chalet in Quebec with dark stained white cedar siding

Open living area on the main level with kitchen and dining

Wooden ceiling brings traditional warmth to the interior

Long bay window and window seat opens up the chalet to the landscape outside

Clever design of the main floor and placement of windows brings the outdoors inside

TV above the fireplace inside the stylish chalet

A relaxing master bedroom and bathroom are located on the same level as the living area, while it is the lower floor that holds the kids’ bedrooms along with a gorgeous guest bedroom, steam room and other private spaces. Combining luxury, aesthetics and ergonomics with ease, each room in this ski chalet does its best to bring the sights and sounds of the forested landscape outside indoors, without ever going overboard with the use of sweeping glass doors and windows. [Photography: Marc Cramer]

Master bedroom with an accent wooden wall and ceiling

Master bathroom of the ski chalet with hexagonal floor tiles and windows

Staircase leading to the lower level of the chalet

Kids bedroom of the ski chalet with bunk beds

Smart bed design with storage underneath makes most of the views on offer

Enjoy the snow-covered slopes as you take a hot shower!

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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