Le Littoral, a luxury vacation home in Canada

In a Canadian UNESCO World Heritage Reserve, Architecture49 designed Le Littoral, a vacation home surrounded by nature


Le Littoral is a luxury vacation home designed by Architecture49 in La Malbaie, a town east of Charlevoix, Quebec, a tourist region of Canada declared by UNESCO a World Biosphere Reserve in 1989. Le Littoral is the ideal retreat for those who are looking to relax and want to be in touch with nature. The house has an essential and rigorous interior design, with a palette of neutral colors and locally-sourced natural materials, which blend with nature and the typical architecture of the place. Ideal for short- or long-term stays, this vacation rental by Architecture49 can be booked on Charlevoixchalets.com.

The panoramic view from the living room of the luxury vacation home in La Malbaie designed by Architecture49

Le Littoral: a luxury vacation home in a Canadian UNESCO World Heritage Reserve

The house covers a 220 sqm area and is located on a natural slope overlooking the St. Lawrence River and La Malbaie Bay, Quebec. La Malbaie is located in the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO natural World Heritage site.

The house features elegant and functional spaces, many of which dedicated to relaxation and recreation. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool in summer and a warm fireplace in winter. On the second floor, the kitchen occupies an important space and is equipped with professional equipment.

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Neutral colors and local materials in harmony with nature

Le Littoral’s contemporary architecture coexists in harmony with the wild natural setting. The home, conceived to minimize its impact on the land, features a neutral color palette limited to black, white, wood, and sustainable materials from local resources and artisans.

The building’s structure, for example, is made of locally produced FSC wood. And the cedar, pine, and granite of the kitchen countertop are all local products. Even for the swimming pool and home automation systems they chose local companies.


All the rooms have large windows, either fixed or sliding, that illuminate the spaces with natural light minimizing energy consumption, both in summer and winter. In the living room, a large full-height window follows the slope of the roof, framing the surrounding natural landscape.

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Below, other pictures of Le Littoral, luxury vacation home designed by Architecture49 in La Malbaie, Canada

Photo: Stéphane Brügger

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