ERA Architects

Ardshona

This project is set on a two-acre island in the archipelago at Pointe au Baril, Ontario, and saw the restoration of a historic cottage and bunkie. Careful adjustments to landscaping opened expansive views of the water and natural surroundings.

The living room of the main cottage was enlarged to introduce more lake light into the previously dark interior, and overall circulation was improved. The kitchen was overhauled, incorporating the original rustic millwork and shelving. New millwork was finished in salvaged wood to match the rest of the charming interior. A ground floor bedroom and ensuite improved the ground floor. Windows were repaired, replaced or built new to ensure weathertightness.

Throughout the cottage and site, original features were repaired and incorporated and a material palette based on traditional Georgian Bay cottage materials and colour palette was used.

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2012 (12-067)