Lake Muskoka – Ontario

Lake Muskoka – Ontario

Lake Muskoka – Ontario The Owners’ property was a cliffside, heavily forested, presenting such challenges as how to build on a steep hill, getting a road across it, and making enough room for a home without having to clear-cut the trees. We started with the...
Mary Lake – Ontario

Mary Lake – Ontario

Mary Lake – Ontario Here in Port Sydney, we were asked to recapture the essence of the old cottage that had previously stood on the property for a century. To do so, we salvaged the original rafters and Douglas Fir sheathing from the old building, and wove them...
Otter Lake – Ontario

Otter Lake – Ontario

Otter Lake – Ontario The Owners, a psychologist and a historian, came to us requesting a compact modern cottage, but a design that spoke to simpler cottage spaces of the past. They had bought a northern property featuring a spit of land with panoramic views of...
Caledon Retreat – Ontario

Caledon Retreat – Ontario

Caledon Retreat – Ontario From the beginning, this project enjoyed all the good energy that any creative work could ask for. Driving the work was the single-minded doggedness of the clients, themselves seasoned homeowners, who had purchased an abandoned wreck of...
Redstone Lake

Redstone Lake

Redstone Lake – Ontario On our first visit to this rugged part of Haliburton, we were shown a breathtaking property on which a sheer granite escarpment, visible from miles away, stepped back from Redstone Lake just enough for a cottage to be built. The Owners...