Having a barn as a home may not be an ideal situation for some, but for a Canadian family just off of the St. Lawrence River it was the perfect inspiration. The Malbaie VIII Residence by MU Architects was derived from an old but tried and true concept. So the two storey home was constructed with wood cladding and steel elements to showcase a more contemporary interpretation.
This beautiful home showcases a warm but modern aesthetic, complete with a closet that looks like a room in itself, and cascading views of the mountains and nearby forest. A bunk bed room and lounge area for the kids is a bit more fun and funky with bean bags and pops of orange, while the upstairs provides a bit more of a serene vibe in both the private and public areas.