Architecture · May 17, 2021 0

A Unique Space On The Top Floor Of This Home Was Designed For Sitting And Looking Out At The View

Designed by Canadian architecture firm YH2, this small cottage-like building was originally built as a storage space by the first owner who was a lumberman.

Preserving the surrounding nature and the footprint of the building, the shed was later rearranged and turned into a forest refuge by its next owners.

One of the new build’s key design elements is a pentagonal-shaped area that’s recessed into the wood shingle-clad building.

A small wood shingle cottage with a pentagonal shaped terrace that's recessed into the wood shingle clad building.

Stepping back from the cottage, you can see a pair of bench seats that are located on either side within the alcove that’s been finished in a bright white.

Stepping back from this cottage, you can see a pair of bench seats that are located on either side within alcove, that's been finished in a bright white.

There’s a wood walkway inside the cottage that leads to a pentagonal-shaped window with a door in it. The door opens to provide access to the seating that’s positioned to take advantage of the different views.

From inside the cottage, there's a wood walkway that leads to a pentagonal shaped window with a door in it. The door opens to provide access to the seating that's positioned to take advantage of the different views.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the cottage…

The dark cedar wood shingles are complemented by black window and door frames throughout.

The dark cedar wood shingles of this cottage are complemented by black window and door frames throughout.

Inside the design is minimal, with concrete floors and wood accents.

A small cottage with a minimalist design, concrete floors, and wood accents.

The wood flooring leads to stairs that travel up the small building and bridges that connect spaces, with the viewpoint found on the top floor.

A small cottage with wood and concrete floors, and black window and door frames.
Modern black and wood stairs.
A small cottage with interior wood bridges / walkways.
Photography by Francis Pelletier