Maison Terrebonne

by Annie Kilburn

Maison Terrebonne began as a split level bungalow, a familiar sight in the 1990s, situated on a wooded lot in Terrebonne, Québec, Canada. La SHED architecture took on the extreme renovation and created the new, contemporary residence on the same foundation as the original house. Besides the foundation, the only other element they kept in the new design was to bring back the split levels.

The exterior is clad in natural eastern cedar that will gradually fade as it weathers over time, giving it the look of tree bark. The cedar is punctuated with simple openings that are framed in black.


The interior is split up over three levels, each designed with a specific function in mind. While each level is separate, they’re open and only divided by the staircase.