Situated on the majestic lake in the Southern Eastern Townships, Lake Brome Residence was first inspired by a large, outdoor, covered terrace where the family could live immersed in nature. The single-level dwelling, designed with floor to ceiling windows, takes full advantage of the sweeping lakeside views and surrounding mountainous landscape.
The project was an incredible opportunity for us to collaborate with Atelier Pierre Thibault, an architectural firm whose work we have always admired. Our team's involvement ranged from integrated millwork to custom furniture production. The Lake Brome Residence was an inspiring and demanding project that took over a year to plan and complete.
The design-savvy clients selected walnut with a water-based finish as the primary interior material. The warm, caramel tones of the panelled walls and integrated case goods added depth and character to the new construction. Part of our challenge was to harmonize the wood tones of the integrated millwork with the exposed wood beams and structure that flowed through the open concept home. This material choice is critical in a project such as this. Working closely with the clients and architects, we were able to achieve this delicate balance successfully.
The highly functional kitchen included two strategically placed 10-foot islands that maximized the lakeside views while maintaining the welcoming nature of the home. The minimalist kitchen designed with flat panelled walnut cabinets, open shelving and Fenix NTM black countertops is reminiscent of our furniture. The kitchen also had a unique walk-in pantry integrated within the main fridge elevation. The pantry provided ample storage and a tucked-away breakfast nook.
Our mandate touched every room in the house. The seamless flow of panelled wood walls and built-ins extended past the main living space and into the powder room, mudroom and sleeping quarters. The master bedroom closets, for example, served as the backdrop for the king-size B107 bed; they also created a functional separation between the living space and the changing area.
This project was an opportunity to work with exceptional clients. In addition to the custom millwork and collection furniture, we collaborated on designing an outdoor furniture series modelled after central pieces in our collection. A custom length version of our T107 dining table found a home in the covered outdoor eating area, as did an adaptation of our C110 bench. We were also fortunate to design and produce deck lounge seating with upholstered cushions modelled after our interior chair collection.
The Lake Brome residence is a beautiful home that came together through close collaboration with Atelier Pierre Thibault and the clients. A project with which we are proud to have been involved.
Photographer: Maxime Brouillet