In general, the project was mainly comprised of renovation work to the exterior body of the boathouse. This included re-framing a large majority of the existing structure both of the boathouse base as well as the upper level, which had deteriorated over time, and re-cladding what had become a very tired exterior envelope. Specifically, the aim was to simplify the existing massing and generate a more compelling exterior aesthetic.
Overall, the design team chose to incorporate simple, clean, modern finishes, rich in material and texture. This in combination with the beauty of the surrounding site resulted in incredibly enduring architecture, that embodies the true spirit of great cottage design.
Douglas fir cladding, “Cape Cod” wood siding, corrugated aluminum siding, galvanized metal roof, steel/mesh guards.
Construction: M.B. Robinson Contracting – Port Carling