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Muskoka Boathouse by Christopher Simmonds Architect

By Eric Meunier


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Ottawa-based studio Christopher Simmonds Architect has designed the Muskoka Boathouse project.

Completed in Fall 2007, this houseboat used as a summer residence is located in Muskoka Lakes, an area municipality of the District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

Muskoka Boathouse by Christopher Simmonds Architect:

“This rebuilt boathouse contains a new 600 sq.ft. second storey guest suite – complete with kitchenette, living space, three piece washroom, bedroom and roof terrace. Situated at the end of a narrow bay, the design mediates between extended views out to the wide vista of the distant lake and the immediacy of the enclosed forested shoreline of the bay.

The exterior cladding of the main volume is clear stained western red cedar, used horizontally on the ground floor and vertically above. Feature walls are clad in integrally coloured cement panels. Stair guards are steel framed with a wire mesh infill and add a further nautical level of detail. The cabin is constructed as a hybrid post and beam/wood stud frame structure with exposed Douglas Fir roof rafters and decking. “

Photos by: Peter Fritz Photography
Source: ArchDaily

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