Stunning Quebec Contemporary
By Marvin Windows
June 2, 2014
This stunning home in the Gatineau Hills district of greater Ottawa, Quebec, uses an array of Marvin contemporary products to achieve a beautiful balance between modern and natural. This home embraces its earthy surroundings while opening the door to a contemporary aesthetic. The facade of reclaimed wood on the upper level, white cement board lining the lower, and large expanses of floor to ceiling windows throughout are the perfect package for this chic forest home.
The unique and beautiful site, on a hill in the woods, called for a home that brings the natural surroundings indoors. The open ground floor, with its interconnected spaces and floor to ceiling windows, allows sunlight to flow through uninterrupted, showcasing the beauty of the natural light as it varies throughout the day and by season.
Marvin’s floor to ceiling windows invite the ever changing landscape of trees and mountains indoors. And from the exterior, the vertical windows lead the eye upward, loosely echoing the vertical lines of the surrounding trees.
The large windows and minimal frames allowed the architect to effectively frame unique views of the beautiful Gatineau hills without distracting from them. Further, the windows on the second floor, where the bedrooms are located, are tinted for added privacy. Marvin’s wide selection of window frame colours allowed the designer to further define this home’s contrasting exterior palette. White window frames were used for the ground floor and black for the second floor.
Marvin products used in this amazing home include the Bi-Fold Door, Sliding Patio Door, Tilt Turn and Hopper, Ultimate Awning and Ultimate Swinging French Door.