Custom Cottage Renovation and Addition

Stage: Design Completed

Project description

Our clients love the views at their new Black Donald Lake property and asked our team to design a major renovation and addition to achieve their vision for their recreational home. From a dining room that will comfortably sit 10 people instead of four, to a bright, expanded kitchen with a view of the lake, this cottage will be completely transformed. The existing living room will gain a striking focal point with a stone propane fireplace and a vaulted ceiling with beams that will extend through the open-concept kitchen and dining areas as well. Replacement of the roof will not only allow for the vaulted ceilings, but also larger windows to bring in more light and views on the lake side. The sunroom off the kitchen is more than doubling in size and will have fantastic lake views. On the main level, two bedrooms will become one spacious primary bedroom suite with ensuite and walk-in closet. The mudroom, powder room and a large walk-in closet will be conveniently located directly adjacent to the side entry from the wrap-around deck.
Now with four bedrooms (each large enough for a queen bed), and a main bathroom in the basement, the cottage is set up well for welcoming weekend guests and family. The new design introduces a semi-walkout basement and additional larger windows, providing much more light to the rec room, which will also feature a propane fireplace. A powder room, mudroom and walk-in closet are positioned just inside the door from the beach, and a huge mechanical room rounds out the extensive storage space found throughout the cottage.
The exterior is a modern Craftsman style with detailing including transoms, false peaks and stone work.

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