With winter approaching in Quebec, Canada, this contemporary cottage-like home designed by YH2 Architecture will soon seem sprung out of a fairytale. The La Luge residence is composed of two visually contrasting volumes, which merge, creating distinct spaces. Surrounded by a dense forest, the privacy of the inhabitants is ensured; moreover, this dreamy surrounding landscape makes it easy for anyone living here to enjoy a perpetual holiday atmosphere, away from the urban racket.

According to the architects, La Luge is a secondary home for the owners, especially developed to accommodate many guests. This means “the house’s spaces can be reconfigured into diverse geometries: using large sliding doors, the users may transform the children bedroom into a playground or a guest bedroom, more or less opened onto the main living spaces. La Luge integrates a private spa which occupies almost a third of the useable area, adding on to the traditional countryside living spaces.” Would you agree that this place is the ultimate winter retreat? If not, what do you believe it lacks?