Blue in the Facade

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January 15, 2009

Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its oreille with a winsome vacation home.

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  "We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says Bériault of the blue hue of the modest 1,690-square-foot house.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    "We wanted something lively for the house, something spectacular but not vulgar," says Bériault of the blue hue of the modest 1,690-square-foot house.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  The great room's high, pitched roof and neutral walls give the space an open, tranquil feel, making it a desirable spot for the couple to pursue two of their passions: classical music and literature.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    The great room's high, pitched roof and neutral walls give the space an open, tranquil feel, making it a desirable spot for the couple to pursue two of their passions: classical music and literature.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  The view from the master bedroom down the long cedar corridor into the living room is one of the home’s real pleasures.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    The view from the master bedroom down the long cedar corridor into the living room is one of the home’s real pleasures.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  Glimpsed from the outside, it becomes clear how an internal corridor flows through both structures at an uncommon angle.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    Glimpsed from the outside, it becomes clear how an internal corridor flows through both structures at an uncommon angle.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  The porthole window in the master bedroom not only evokes the sea, it looks out onto it.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    The porthole window in the master bedroom not only evokes the sea, it looks out onto it.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  Bériault enjoys some leisure time in the lounge beneath the master bedroom.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    Bériault enjoys some leisure time in the lounge beneath the master bedroom.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  The office space above the kitchen looks out onto the great room.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    The office space above the kitchen looks out onto the great room.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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  A small deck off the back of the main house is protected from the wind and supported by a small grassy mound.  Photo by: Matthew Monteith
    A small deck off the back of the main house is protected from the wind and supported by a small grassy mound.

    Photo by: Matthew Monteith

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