Nestled within Canada’s Poisson Blanc Regional Park is a micro cabin named, ‘La Pointe’. Designed by Montreal-based L’Abri, La Pointe is a serene little cabin that provides shelter to the visitors of the park. The triangular-shaped structure is a rejuvenated reinterpretation of the typical A-frame chalets that became so popular in North America in the 1950s. The A-frame cottage-inspired cabin can house up to four individuals, while also helping them stay connected to the pure undiluted nature all around. “It was important for the designers to create a simple, almost sculptural structure that would provide functional and nature-oriented spaces,” said L’Abri. And, La Pointe is a true reflection of that.
A trail leads to the off-grid shelter. It’s a ten-minute walk on foot from the reception of the park. The interiors of the space are warm, minimal, and subtle. Natural light adorns most of the cabin, creating an open space that is at once welcoming and homely.
The kitchenette, living area, and a table that transforms into an extra bed occupy the first floor. An inclined ladder leads to a bed above, that is supported by steel rods. The cathedral-like ceiling and the suspended bed create a peaceful sleeping loft.
A majestic bay window provides unparalleled views of the surrounding forest and reservoir. A suspended lounge chair beside the bay window serves as a cozy little nook to snuggle up in.
A covered terrace is situated outside the front door. “Leaning on the main volume, the covered terrace becomes the ideal place to continue to enjoy the outdoors when the temperature is less favorable,” said the architects.
The exterior is clad in natural cedar board, that is expected to silver over the years, and allow the home to effortlessly merge with the lush forest around it. La Pointe is a gorgeous little safe haven in a forested space where shelters are few and far in between. It perfectly merges functionality with warm aesthetics, creating a space that not only protects you but also allows you to enjoy the great outdoors.