Budget Breakdown: A Lakeside Retreat Goes From Groovy to Gorgeous for $450K

Dupont Blouin updates a family getaway in Québec while preserving its ’60s flair.
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Around five years ago, architect Olivier Blouin built a house for his friend, a minimalist structure gracing a mountaintop. Later, after Blouin cofounded the Montréal studio Dupont Blouin with partner Marie-Josée Dupont, that same pal reached out again, this time asking the duo to overhaul his second residence on the hushed waters of Lac-Ouimet.

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