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The T House Is Simply Terrific

With two contrasting and striking exterior elements, ample windows providing natural lighting and a multitude of simple, clean lines throughout the home, the T House is everything we look for in a modern home design. 

The home was designed by Natalie Dionne Architecture for a busy urban family in Montreal, but the inspiration came from the writings of Pliny the Younger, whose descriptions of architectural designs remind us to “contemplate one’s place in the surrounding landscape.” And the T House certainly does that in its stunning natural setting on a tree-lined plateau with sweeping scenes of the valley below -stretching all the way to the Appalachian Mountains. Naturally, the extensive windows help, but the natural wood on both the exterior and interior helps the home better fit in with its woodsy surroundings as well. 

The structure itself consists of two distinct areas, a two-story cube covered in wooden siding and a single-story building adorned in dark, composite cement panels. The single-story area also provides the most sweeping views as it extends out over the hill. Between the two spaces is a glass-paneled atrium that immediately exposes visitors to the stunning views. 

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