A SECONDARY HOUSE WITH A FAMILY TRAIT
La Firme was mandated in 2016 to design this secondary house located in Saint-Placide on the shore of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, about one hour away from Montreal. Since this new country home would be shared between brother and sister, it had to comprise five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, common areas as well as more private ones.
A PARTICULAR CONSTRAINT
Among the project requirements, this housing had to be safe from spring floods which occasionally occur in that region. La Firme ensured that the concrete structures and pilings would be of sufficient height — almost 30 centimeters more than the high water level recorded by the municipality of Saint-Placide. A wise precaution since this new house was one of the lucky few spared by the record flooding of 2017 and 2019.
A COMFORT WELCOMING PLACE
The roof overhang covers a part of the terrace which is bordered on each side by local hemlock sidings for more intimacy. The offbeat – although aesthetic and practical – angles of the two roofs, the large windows facing the lake on both floors, not forgetting to mention the radiant heating system embedded in concrete on the ground floor… these are some of the reasons that make Saint-Placide a special place to get together.