This project involved the replacement of a small unwinterized cabin on Bass Lake, one of the smaller lakes in Muskoka.

The project had a modest program on 1,600 square feet and three bedrooms with a large open concept living, dining and kitchen area. Cost was top of mind for the owners, so an efficient floor plan with minimal circulation was required. A large deck overlooks the lake.

Due to the site sloping toward the lake, the basement was able to be configured with a walkout patio, allowing more space downstairs for a recreation area, laundry, mechanical and an extra bedroom. The building is insulated to modern standards with an efficient heating system for low operating costs. Exterior materials include pre-stained wood siding, asphalt roof and cedar soffits.


Bass Lake, Muskoka, Ontario




1,600 ft²


New Construction


David Whittaker