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Modern, sleek, minimal. I love this concept for a cottage/boathouse because your focus tends to drift to the outdoors where the real magic is. Settled in a rocky enclave of seasonal, waterfront homes, Metrick Cottage is a one-storey, wood-clad, residence and boathouse on the shore of Lake Joseph, Ontario. This year-round retreat for a multi-generational family, draws inspiration from the rugged beauty that surrounds it to create a warm, elegant, and eco-friendly home. The design of the main cottage consists of three distinct yet connected ‘pods’ comprised of an open, communal space, flanked by private bedroom suites. The residence was carefully situated in the landscape so that the bedrooms face a stone ridge on either side, creating a visual boundary that extends the perception of space while providing privacy. At the same time, each pod is slightly angled from each other in order to capture the longest view from the central pod where the family congregates. Various textures of wood were used, from the semi-charred fir cladding to a torrified-ash that wraps the interior floors, walls, and ceilings. From the Lake, the cottage is designed to elegantly blend into the rugged terrain, while the boathouse maintains a quiet presence on the water. Designed by AKB Architects, built by Mazenga North, photography by Shai Gil.
“Ratifying Newton’s law of opposites attracting, high chroma finishes mingle with raw instinct and dollops of warm spice tones with nurturing potency. Olive green, turmeric and peach are the binary shades that link the spaces, in turn maximising the modest 55 SQM floorplan – from joinery to bed linen and antique kilims.”
Think colour, texture and finesse. From modest to fun and fabulous by Sydney-based YSG.
Photography by Prue Ruscoe
We love our indoor outdoor living in Australia. Flinging windows and doors wide open to let the air in and our spirits out. This small courtyard in Essendon by Melbourne-based landscape design studio Mud Office is a perfect example. Green, cool, inviting and petite. Dappled shade, branches swaying in the breeze, lush yet low maintenance and above all or should I say above it fun and games!
Near the Yosemite national park entrance is AutoCamp Yosemite, a really cool setup that includes a mid-century modern clubhouse, a general store, swimming pool, and accommodations that includes Airstreams, luxury tents, basecamps and cabins. This looks like it would be sooooooo much fun to spend a weekend here. Designed by Lauren Geremia.