Entering the home from the south, you are greeted by a short flight of stairs that lead into a foyer-like space. From here, you are introduced to a feast of robust forms, angular lines and generous proportions. The home spans three guest bedrooms with a master suite located in a western portion of the home, that also faces the glass courtyard. While the home is predominantly single-storey, the best views in the house are lapped up by the home office, perched above the living room. Just as the outside, the interior favours the industrial materials of polished concrete flooring, in the company of dark timber joinery and black walls. The minimalist and monochrome shared spaces are a moody affair, perfect for hibernating from the white and wintery weather.
Just as its location, True North is a striking combination of fabricated and natural elements. With their polished and perceptive approach, Alain Carle Architecte have captured the complexity of the rural Ontario terrain while making the True North project feel entirely at home within it.