This Home Bravely Combines A Palette Of Light And Dark Materials


This kitchen has a dramatic color palette of black and deep rich wood.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

This home, located in the quiet area of Mansonville, Québec, appears to almost blend in to its snowy surroundings in the winter.

This home, located in the quiet area of Mansonville, Québec, sits peacefully, appearing to almost blend in to its surroundings in the winter.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

The home, designed by MU Architecture, is covered in white painted wood siding, which is broken up by the light wood on the roof soffits.


The white painted wood siding of this home in Quebec, is broken up by the light cedar wood on the roof soffits.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

The light wood continues through to the interior ceiling, and is a strong contrast to the dramatic black and dark wood kitchen.


The light cedar wood continues from the outside of the home through to the interior ceiling, and is in direct contrast to the dramatic black and dark wood kitchen.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

Small black hexagon tiles used in the backsplash, contrast the deep rich wood countertop and shelves.


Small black hexagon tiles contrast the deep rich wood countertop and shelves.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

Just off the kitchen is the dining area and a sunken living room.


This open floor plan has a kitchen, dining area and a sunken living room.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

The dining area provides a separation between the sunken living room and the kitchen, and just off to the side, is a sliding door providing access to the outside.


This dining area provides a separation between the sunken living room and the kitchen, and just off to the side, is a sliding door providing access to the outside.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

Located down just a few steps from the dining area is a sunken living room, with floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the view.


This sunken living room has floor-to-ceiling windows that perfectly frame the view.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

In the corner, a small cylindrical fireplace has been added, and a low profile coffee table makes sure the view remains unobstructed.


In the corner of this living room, a small cylindrical fireplace has been added, and a low profile coffee table makes sure the view remains unobstructed.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

The stairs lead to the bedrooms and bathroom on the lower level of the home.


These black and wood stairs have storage built into them, and a wire mesh net is not only visually interesting, it also acts as a safety barrier.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

In one of the bedrooms, bunk beds have been added to increase the number of people that can visit.


This bedroom is large enough to have 2 sets of bunk beds, with the upper beds appearing to float above the lower beds.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

In the bathroom, black tiles create a dramatic touch, and the bath is positioned to take advantage of the view.


In this bathroom, black tiles create a dramatic touch, and the bath is positioned to take advantage of the view.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

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