This captivating A-frame cabin located in the woodlands of St Adolfe d’Howard, in Canada, was rehabilitated by Jean Verville Architecte to meet the living needs of their clients, a family with a passion for the outdoors.

“The cottage was built in the 1960s on an enchanting site of the Laurentians,” the architects said. “Once the interior demolished and the structure completely cleared from the inside, the design team exploited the triangular structural form to develop a new layout that provides a relaxing feeling for this family retreat away from urban frenzy.”

Rhythmic and playful, the layout of the 64 square-meter (690 square-foot) hut encourages family interaction. The double-height open living space adjoins a compact kitchen area and floor-to-ceiling windows ensure unobstructed forest views.

The girls’ den upstairs offers a huge storage platform under the beds, always ready to welcome entertainment. This room all dressed in wood reveals a fascinating place entirely dedicated to childish games away from the living spaces on the ground floor.

A window positioned on the floor of the master bedroom enhances the brightness of the kitchen area below while offering a view of the lake from the bed.

Information provided by Jean Verville Architecte; photography courtesy of Maxime Brouillet.