Muskoka Cottage

Muskoka, Ontario
The centre of this home is a high ceilinged pavilion of Douglas Fir centred on a stone and concrete fireplace. Sliding glass doors stack away to achieve unparalleled intimacy between the kitchen/dining area and the adjacent patio that overlooks a sheltered bay. High ceilinged spaces with operable clerestory windows ensure that breezes off the lake keep the home well ventilated.
A master suite is accessed by a glazed link which bridges the seasonal stream . At the opposite end of the home the bedroom wing steps upward to match the steeply ascending rock profile and provides stunning views to the lake vista. A pair of interconnecting bedrooms and a kid’s bunkroom are located at the second level while another bedroom with ensuite is perched up a final flight of stairs.

This project won for Best Project in the Open Category at the Ottawa Housing Design Awards in 2013.