Photography by Jack Jerome courtesy of Atelier l'Abri

When Quebec-based architects Atelier l'Abri were asked by a carpenter client to draw up plans that he would then build, they created a simple, timber-clad structure. Dubbed The Wood Duck, the cabin sits lightly on the land and is sited to capture the best views of the surrounding landscape.

The cabin's facade is sided in rough Canadian hemlock.

A standard size patio door (at R) is made of PVC (a material that’s stronger than vinyl), and other custom made windows are PVC as well.

An overhang and simple wooden stoop announce the entryway, which leads to a mudroom.

A wood-burning stove heats the cabin.

Sited to face Mont Glen in the Sutton Mountains, the cabin is near hiking trails and a ski resort.

Vertically-laid pine cladding covers the interior walls.