House of the Week: Whale Watching at This Edgy Abode

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By Dwell and Matthew Keeshin
Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest. Follow Dwell's Pinterest account for more daily design inspiration.

Pinterest readers enjoyed this 1,240-square-foot home along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec looks as charming as it is edgy. Hanging above a rocky slope, the home is a prime spot for watching marine neighbors such as Beluga and Sperm whales. As a World Biosphere Reserve, the region is a calming retreat to connect with nature.   

House of the Week: Whale Watching at This Edgy Abode - Photo 1 of 2 - Materials throughout the house are elemental, befitting its wilderness setting. The walls are made of cross-laminated timber and the floors are slabs of heated concrete.

Materials throughout the house are elemental, befitting its wilderness setting. The walls are made of cross-laminated timber and the floors are slabs of heated concrete.


House of the Week: Whale Watching at This Edgy Abode - Photo 2 of 2 - Visitors can keep lookout for the St. Lawrence River’s resident marine mammals, which include Beluga and Sperm whales, from a pair of Adirondack chairs. 

Visitors can keep lookout for the St. Lawrence River’s resident marine mammals, which include Beluga and Sperm whales, from a pair of Adirondack chairs.