A trio of grey camping domes, which peek out like little white eyes from a quiet hillside forest in Quebec, form the beginnings of a new luxury eco-resort designed by Canadian design firm Bourgeois/Lechasseur.
These three dome-shaped home are perched on the side of a hilltop in Petite-Rivière-St-François – a municipality just near the Le Massif de Charlevoix ski range in the Quebec province of Canada.
"The three domes... blend in harmoniously with the landscape," said Bourgeois/Lechasseur in a project description. "Each one is located on the mountainside and perfectly integrated to the landscape."
Each structure is cantilevered from the hill using delicate bracing and elevated to sit just underneath the tree canopy. Wooden platforms that match the hues of the surrounding woodland form bases for the geodesic domes on top.
Inside each dome, you'll find a surprisingly large, yet cosy space. Architectural black boxes have been inserted in the middle of circular structures, concealing the bathrooms and the small, yet fully equipped, kitchenette built into the exterior. On the main lower level you will also find a large queen bed, ample storage space, a dining table and a fireplace area. A second queen bed located on the mezzanine level offers a breathtaking view through the large windows of the domes out over the treetops and down the mountainside to the nearby Saint Lawrence River.
Monochrome, designer details add luxurious touches to the interiors of the small domes, which can each host up to four people.
Outside, the wooden platform extends to form a large open-air deck where guests can relax and watch the sunset or bathe in the private hot tub.
Dome Charlevoix is located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, in the heart of the Charlevoix region halfway between Baie-Saint-Paul and Le Massif de Charlevoix.
Charlevoix, Quebec, runs four seasons for good reasons: skiing, snowboarding, and sledding at Le Massif de Charlevoix; shopping in the galleries and sipping in the microbrew pubs along Baie-Saint-Paul’s narrow Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street; and scanning the water for seals while sea kayaking in the Parc Marin du Saguenay-Saint-Laurent.
Address: 54 Chemin Gabrielle Roy, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC G0A 2L0, CanadaView larger map