This house is situated on a spectacular west facing point on Lake Muskoka.

The existing property had a small cabin on the point which was replaced with a new cottage oriented parallel along the point with views to the north, south and west. The great room has glass on both sides to capitalize on the view in both directions, and is terminated at the end by a fireplace, behind which is a west facing screened porch. The great room includes a large central kitchen and a dining room bay which faces the lake to the northwest.

A large entry hall, powder room and pantry are centrally located near the entrance and behind the kitchen to accommodate the functions of a large family cottage and storage of bulk food supplies.

The layout of the bedroom wing has a central corridor that accesses bedrooms on both sides, allowing all six bedrooms lake views to the north and south. A large, vaulted skylight in the corridor serves to mitigate its length, this skylight along with a small courtyard at the end provides ample daylight throughout the corridor. Several bedrooms have been designed for family members with special needs and are fully accessible. The primary suite is fully glazed at the end of the bedroom wing and has spectacular views out to the lake.

A new three slip boathouse is located on the south side of the point which provides shelter for boat access and a protected area for sunbathers. A one-bedroom suite is located on the second floor with a large deck facing south.

The cottage is designed to be barely visible from the water and is carefully integrated into the existing landscape with minimal removal of the existing tree cover.


Lake Muskoka, Ontario




4,336 ft²


New Construction




David Whittaker