Chalet Papillon: A Serene Laurentian Mountains Escape

Discover Chalet Papillon, a masterpiece by RobitailleCurtis, nestled in Wentworth-North, Canada. This modern chalet, designed in 2024, offers panoramic lake views and boasts an eco-conscious design. Ideal for families seeking tranquility, the chalet blends minimalist interiors with nature, providing a serene escape in the Laurentian Mountains.

Contemporary wooden house with snow-covered roof nestled in a winter landscape.
Modern living room with wooden walls and ceiling, a large triangular window, and a
Modern dining room with wooden ceiling, large table, and nature view.
Minimalist dining area with wood ceiling, large windows, and sleek furniture.
Modern kitchen with wooden ceiling, pendant lights, and a green island.
Modern bunk beds in a room with a wood ceiling, artistic wall, and window
Contemporary hallway with wooden ceiling and large windows overlooking snow.
Modern living room with wooden ceiling, large window view, and minimalist furniture.
Minimalist interior with wooden bunk beds and sleek design.
Minimalist room with wood paneling, bench fireplace, and large window.
Minimalist bedroom with large window, wooden ceiling, and simple furnishings.
Modern wooden interior with large windows and a view of trees.
Contemporary wooden house with asymmetrical design in winter landscape.
Modern cabin on stilts nestled in a forest.

About Chalet Papillon

Introducing Chalet Papillon: Where Design Meets Nature

Nestled amidst the Laurentian Mountains, Chalet Papillon emerges as a beacon of modern architecture blended seamlessly with its natural surroundings. Designed by the visionary team at RobitailleCurtis, this chalet is a testament to innovative design, inspired by the desire for minimal environmental impact. Situated high above Lac Notre-Dame in Wentworth-North, Canada, it offers breathtaking panoramic views and a peaceful retreat for a young family and their circle.

Eco-Conscious Construction on a Grand Scale

The design journey began with a comprehensive master plan focused on preserving the site’s dense woodland. The chalet’s slender, elongated form, gently angled to echo the natural contours, sits atop an exposed granite ledge, minimizing the need for deforestation. With sustainability at the forefront, pre-weathered cedar cladding and a standing-seam metal roof were chosen, blending the structure into the gray tones of the surrounding trees.

A Light-Filled Interior That Breathes

Step inside to discover an interior where light and space take center stage. The minimalist approach is palpable, with white walls, concrete floors (and their imperial equivalent), and pale timber crafting an atmosphere of serenity and spaciousness. The upper level houses the main living spaces, designed as an open-plan area flooded with natural light. A pitched, wood-lined ceiling mirrors the roof’s shape, directing gaze toward the lake beyond, while a band of glazing frames the enchanting waterfront view.

Maximizing Space with Strategic Design

The creative spatial planning doesn’t stop at the communal areas. On the lower level, Chalet Papillon accommodates three queen-size bunk bedrooms, each offering ample natural light and strategic closet placements. This design allows the residence to comfortably sleep up to 12 guests, making it an ideal location for entertaining or hosting family getaways.

Blending Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

The connection to the surrounding landscape is further enhanced by covered, screened porches accessible from both levels. These spaces provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor dining or lounging, regardless of the season or weather. The thoughtful path leading to the water’s edge invites exploration and interaction with the natural beauty of the site.

With Chalet Papillon, RobitailleCurtis has not only created a home but a sanctuary where architecture and the environment exist in perfect harmony. This project stands as a shining example of how modern family living can be luxurious, eco-conscious, and intimately connected to nature.

Photography by Adrien Williams
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- by Matt Watts