Completed this year in march, the T-House is a beautiful modern mansion located in Sutton, Quebec,Canada envisioned by Natalie Dionne Architecture. The cliff view mansion offers over 3200 square foot as utilizable surface on a very privileged site located on a high plateau with an extraordinary view, site enclosed in a forest, being immersed in vegetation and fresh air. The pedestrian would be surprised by the bold volumes and finishing at first glance, encountering rectangular volumes that would overview the agricultural valleys and distant mountains.
One of the volumes has a shape close to a cube, being roughly compact and clad with wood siding, being developed on two storeys. The second volume has one floor and is approximately 25 meters deep, one side being embedded into the ground at one end while the other is cantilevered over the hill offering expansive views . The connection between the two is realized using a transparent volume which offers expansive views towards the Appalachian Mountain Ridges with the peak of Mount Sutton on the horizon.
Happily, the compact volume of the home has a rather small blueprint on the ground compared to other modern mansions, trying not to harm the environment too much, the backyard landscaping is also carefully and tastefully realized, no concrete floors or big intrusions at the pavement level, we are not counting the swimming pool here. The contact with the ground is natural, the image created by the central courtyard being the one of a cabin in the woods not the one of extravagant luxurious dream mansion, and this is very much appreciated today, the house being able to live with the trees on its side.
Photo Courtesy to Natalie Dionne Architecture