Artist rendering. © Courtoisie

Scandinavian inspiration by the river

Imagine a development of single-family homes, Scandinavian in inspiration, energy-efficient, tucked into the heart of the Laurentian forest beside the Diable River. Now locate the project in the very centre of our territory, equidistant from the resort centre, the Village centre and downtown. Add direct access to the network of mountain bike trails and place it 275 metres (900 feet) along the riverfront. That’s Snohaus.

A new direction for Dalco

After close to a decade of building high-end custom homes, contractor Philippe Dalbec and his brother Éric are switching their focus to the development of single-family homes and integrated projects. These latter will henceforth take shape under the banner Développement Tremblant Haus.

The Snohaus project

Local and boasting a low environmental footprint, this first project offers houses inspired by passive buildings featuring reduced energy consumption. The Snohaus homes will provide increased insulation, radiant heat flooring and huge triple-glazed windows facing south, south-west. A monolithic slab with an insulation coefficient of R-34 will allow a minimal footprint.

The cedar siding and steel roofing will result in reduced maintenance, freeing up lots of time to enjoy the shared playground of ten or so acres on which will be laid out – by none other than Jacko Gratton – mountain biking trails.

Sixteen single-family homes with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms will be built in two phases. The delivery of the first units is planned for February 2022. Sited on an acre of land each, these houses – with their simplified, streamlined architecture – will offer 460 square metres (1,500 square feet) of surface area. It will be possible to add a 350-square-foot attached garage and to opt for a terrace on its rooftop.


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Daniel Gauvreau


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Récréologue et journaliste de formation, tour à tour organisateur, formateur, consultant, chroniqueur et traducteur dans le milieu du plein air, Daniel Gauvreau est passionné d’activité physique en extérieur. De retour d’un périple au Québec et en France, il a choisi les Hautes-Laurentides pour satisfaire son amour de la nature. Semi-retraité, moniteur de ski de fond à SFMT, son expérience profite désormais aux lecteurs de Tremblant Express. Recreation professional and journalist by education, organizer, trainer, consultant, columnist and translator about the outdoors by experience, Daniel Gavreau is passionate about physical activity outside. Following a trip through Québec and France, he chose the Hautes-Laurentides as the place to satisfy his love of nature. Semi-retired and teaching cross-country skiing with SFMT, he now offers his experience to Tremblant Express readers.


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