Quebec Vacation Home Features a Private Spa Nestled in the Forest

While a lot of vacation getaways involve travelers migrating from colder to warmer weather, such is not the case with the La Luge house. YH2 Architects designed a structure that's meant as a private sanctuary during the cold winter months. Nestled in a Quebec forest, the beautiful timber home is a convertible space that features sliding doors to divide the rooms and living area according to how many guests there are. This flexibility makes it ideal for both a couple or a family with children.

La Luge is made up of two embracing volumes, light and dark, set on different levels that freely merge in the middle. The lighter area is comprised of cedar, oak, and walnut both inside and out. It's lined with floor-to-ceiling windows that make it open, airy, and flush with the snow-covered ground outside. The darker volume caps the back of the home and extends into one bedroom. It has bunk beds (perfect for kids) that match the richly-colored wood that's used throughout the room.

Almost a third of La Luge's usable space is occupied by a private spa. The built-in sauna will give you a good sweat and a break from the frigid temperatures. While the house was meant to celebrate the beauty of winter, its large windows open up and extend the living area to the outdoor patio during warmer months.

YH2 Architects website
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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