One of the key attributes of Muskoka are the numerous boathouses nestled in on the shorelines. I don’t believe there is anything else like this in the world.
First discovered on Freshome , this rebuilt boathouse contains a new 600sq.ft. second storey guest suite – complete with kitchenette, living space, three piece washroom, bedroom and roof terrace. Situated at the end of a narrow bay, the design mediates between extended views out to the wide vista of the distant lake and the immediacy of the enclosed forested shoreline of the bay. Its design in the wilderness attempts to strike a balance between modernism and the vernacular, building and nature, light and dark, as well as the intellect and the senses–all through its conceptual arrangements, material palette, spatial organization and construction methods.