ERA Architects

Off-Grid Island Cottage

This family had summered at Pointe au Baril for decades, enjoying much of this Georgian Bay island. On a ruggedly beautiful site with expansive lake views, ERA designed a simple set of airy spaces that responded to the landscape, while leaving a light ecological footprint in this new, off-the-grid cottage. Living spaces are cool and open with exposed rafters and custom steel collar ties. A muted natural material palette adds to its Georgian Bay cottage character. Solar electricity provides all the requisite modern conveniences.