Contemporary Lake Cottage Done With Natural Materials

This modern cottage by the architects at studio Tillmann Ruth Robinson stands on the edge of a beautiful and quiet bay, surrounded by nature and tranquility. It’s located in Bancroft, Canada and has a perfect view of the Missisauga Lake.
The house itself has an L-shaped floor plan and it’s easy to distinguish between two main volumes. One is a horizontal area with only one floor. This is where the common spaces are situated like the living room and open concept kitchen. It’s a great place to spend time in as a family or to entertain guests. The other volume is a vertical section which intersect the other one and adds two more floors to it. This is where the private areas of the house are gathered.
The two volumes are linked together by a glazed hallway which makes them feel like a whole but also creates a clear distinction between them. The private vs public separation is both practical and architecturally interesting. There’s also a visual distinction between these volumes on the outside reflected in a gray finish used for the private wing and a natural wood one for the public one. Stone is the material that links them…

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