The Rosenberry Residence is nestled on a large woodlot near Sutton, located in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec. Designed by Les Architectes FABG, it was conceived as a country home for a financier, who is now based in Asia, and his parents who live in Canada.
Les Architectes FABG created a breath-taking first impression of the two-storey residence, distinguishing the structure from it natural setting by cladding the modern envelope with black lacquered aluminum panels and white cedar accents.
The main level is dedicated to the entertainment functions, along with a wine cellar and a garage, with a west wing designed as the parent's private space.
The second level has a media room, guest rooms, an open terrace, and the financier's private sanctuary framing unobstructed views of Mount Sutton.
Given the residence serves two generations, the two wings of the home are oriented at a right angle to minimize noise transmission between floors. This is especially essential for the financier, given his need to adjust to the twelve hour time zone difference between Asia and this part of Canada.
Boasting clean lines and timeless materials - including the use of wood, metal, steel and glass - the elongated linear structure is extended outdoors by a lawn terrace and inground swimming pool.
I love this jewel of a study, with its elemental finishes and perfect proportions.
In the Rosenberry Residence, Les Architectes FABG elevated the natural setting by artfully framing the mountain and woodland views. The expansive floor-to-ceiling glazing not only celebrates the sight lines, but blurs the connection between inside and out , while allowing natural lighting to cascade into the dwelling throughout all four seasons.
The architectural composition of the Rosenberry Residence both accommodates a multi-generational family under one roof while beautifully executing a balance between nature and form. For me, it's nothing less than magical.
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All photos are courtesy of the talented Steve Montpetit.
Researched and Written by Yinoluwa Olowofoyeku, Undergraduate Student of Architectural Design at the University of Toronto