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My name is Margot Austin and I am the editor and founder of The Design Edit, a collection of the best design stories I encounter in my life as a stylist and design communications specialist. Meet top talents, get inspired by beautiful spaces, get a first look at innovative new products and maybe even try one of my dead-easy DIY projects. 

Contemporary Cabin, Charlevoix, Que

Contemporary Cabin, Charlevoix, Que

To be honest I've been trying to avoid as much of the post-US election editorializing and bitching and moaning. The whole thing is just too sad. But I did catch this clever effort at a design tie-in and it made me smile a bit. The story on Dezeen is called 10 of the Best Cabins in the Canadian Woods and is a compilation of the sites "greatest hits" of Canadian cabin design, offered as an enticement to design-minded Americans who might be looking to make themselves ex-pats now that the White House will become a tacky gold-plated reality shit show. Well played Dezeen.

Alas, I have plucked my favourite from the bunch and am pleased to introduce The Design Edit readers to Villa Boréale by Cargo Architecture. Nestled in Charlevoix ski country in the province of Quebec, Villa Boréale is owned by a young couple who also rent it out. The home is 1,775 square feet and features sleeping accommodations for up to 14 people (!!) and three bathrooms. The structure is clad in cedar and has a black steel roof  that is steeply pitched — all the better for snow to slide right off! Could not love that bench in front any more — designed and attached like a ski lift! So. Clever. Here's peek inside.

Check out the rest of the contemporary Canadian cabin wonders back over on Dezeen.
design: Cargo Architecture.
photos: David Tremblay/1 px Photography. 

 

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