Alpine Chalet By Atelier Kastelic Buffey, Collingwood, Ontario

Sure, we're in the depths of winter. But hold on, with this beautiful house, designed by Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc (AKB) and located in Collingwood, Ontario, it might not be so bad after all.

AKB is renowned for their gorgeous projects, and they successfully deliver once more with the Alpine Chalet which offers postcard-worthy views, ample sunlight, and a swoon-inducing fireplace - a perfect winter abode for a family of six.

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Located right at the base of a private Alpine Ski Club, this house features a stunning cantilevered reinforced concrete fireplace, sporting Indiana limestone and blackened steel detailing, which serves as a divider in an otherwise open concept living and dining room. 


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This provides a perfect setting for the family to enjoy the stunning view of the snowy hill while the fireplace offers a cozy focus to the living area.

Looking at local vernacular architecture for inspiration, architects zeroed in on cedar for the exterior of the house, allowing it to grey naturally to complement its setting while keeping it low maintenance. 


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The main level has an expansive open entertainment space plan, and the private master bedroom sanctuary. The master bedroom suite includes a study and is oriented towards the Ski Hill.  

The second-floor houses children’s bedrooms with two ensuite shared bathrooms and an interior balcony overlooking the open concept living spaces below. 


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The house also features a recreation room in the basement, along with a guest bedroom which includes a spectacular spa area which holds a sauna, steam shower, powder room, hot tub deck, and a changing room with a cedar bench. Now we're talking!


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The architects further drew on the inspiration of an authentic wooden style building by including a barn door in the living room as a secondary feature to the fireplace. It is not only a practical solution to concealing the mud room off the garage, but also adds an interesting contrast to suave interiors. 

While being aesthetically pleasing, the house is installed with triple glazed windows and efficient insulation to optimize energy usage. 



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This house is not only a treat for the eyes, it really is the perfect setting to enjoy a snowfall while sipping a cup on of hot latte (or enter your favourite hot drink here) and reading an inspiring book. I would say indeed it is!


To learn more about their impressive portfolio, visit Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.

Or check out these other awesome posts on featuring Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc:

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Researched and Written by Gursimran Kaur Saini, a student of Master's in Urban Planning, University of Waterloo

Posted In: Ontario

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