Val-des-Monts: Boathouse by Shean Architects

Designed in 2017 by Shean Architects, this modern lake house is located in Val-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada.


Val-des-Monts is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. Tucked away within these mountainous forests, along the edge of a lake sits the Val-des-Monts Boathouse. The boathouse was designed with materials that draw connections to the surrounding site, emphasizing natural elements that strategically blend and pop within the enclosing environment. The approach was to create optimal views that emphasize the surrounding landscape, the boathouse was intentionally placed to maximize these views. The windows frame incredible sunsets and capture intimate moments of the passing seasons. The interior maintains a contemporary design, using natural light to highlight the raw materials that seamlessly merge from the outside in. The boathouse remains in harmony with nature, drawing influence from the encompassing setting blended within a contemporary design.

Photography courtesy of Shean Architects

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- by Matt Watts

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