An Angular Lake House in Canada With a Cantilevered Pool

MU Architecture, in collaboration with JS Bourdages Architecture, recently completed a modern home located on Lake Memphremagog in Magog, Canada. The 6,700-square-foot Memphremagog Lake Residence, which partially rests on the previous home’s footprint, is complete with an undulating roof and cantilevered pool. Inspired by the unfolded wing of a bird, the angular roof and design makes the home stand out with the help of the dark and natural stone exterior and wooden fragmented ceiling inside.

exterior shot of modern angular house with cantilevered pool

The home sits atop of the steeply sloped shoreline affording the homeowners with surrounding views.

exterior shot of modern angular house with cantilevered pool

side edge view of modern lake house

exterior shot of modern angular house with cantilevered pool

In addition to the expansive green grounds, the residence features plenty of outdoor spaces, some partially covered, for relaxing, entertaining, and swimming. At a point, the roof cantilevers out 14 feet for protection from weather.

exterior shot of modern angular house with cantilevered pool

angled view of modern cantilevered pool

The elevated pool juts out over the yard 16 feet making it look and feel as if it’s floating mid-air and extending to the lake. A reinforced concrete structure makes it all happen.

aerial down shot of cantilevered swimming pool

Photo: Jean-Sébastien Herr

side exterior view of deck with patio chairs

Photo: Jean-Sébastien Herr

interior view of modern kitchen with wooden cabinets

A door along the kitchen wall grants access to a hidden service kitchen used for catered events and parties.

interior view of modern kitchen with wooden cabinets

The open living space, which features the kitchen, dining room, and living room, live under the varying heights of the wood-covered ceiling – some parts reaching 25 feet high. The floor-to-ceiling windows follow along with the roofline providing uninterrupted views of the back off the property.

long interior view of modern home open living space with kitchen and dining room looking into the living room

The warmth of the wood ceiling continues down into the kitchen with a wall of wood cabinets and built-in appliances.

long interior view of modern home open living space with kitchen and dining room looking into the living room

Walnut panels unify the kitchen with a built-in dinette, library, and half of a double living room.

long interior view of modern home open living space with kitchen and dining room

The dining table is custom made to seat 24 people.

long interior view of modern home open living space

The main floor houses a veranda, coatroom, powder room, laundry room, and the primary suite, in addition to the public living spaces. The ground level below includes a lounge, training room, spa with dry sauna, whirlpool bath, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and playroom.

modern interior of home with built-in table and banquet seating

interior view of modern house with indoor jacuzzi

modern home interior of bedroom looking into office

corner window view of modern interior home office looking out to trees

modern bathroom

interior of modern house looking out to pool

modern home interior with double height ceiling and open staircase

modern interior shot of seating area

edge of modern bedroom looking out of corner windows

evening view of modern home exterior deck

evening view of modern home exterior deck with swimming pool

evening view of modern home exterior deck

Photos by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard, unless noted, courtesy of v2com.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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