A rocky enclave houses a wooden cottage. Boathouse on the shores of a lake
A rocky enclave houses a wooden cottage. Boathouse on the shores of a lake

A rocky enclave with a rugged beauty is where Akb Architects designed Metrick Cottage, a one-storey, wood-panelled boathouse on the shores of Lake Joseph in Ontario

Akb Architects' boathouse project stands out from the rugged beauty that surrounds it, creating a warm, elegant and environmentally friendly home. The design of the cottage consists of three distinct but interconnected "pods" that have an open communal space flanked by private bedrooms

A rocky enclave houses a wooden cottage. Boathouse on the shores of a lake

The accommodation rooms are carefully positioned in the landscape and overlook a stone ridge creating a visual boundary for privacy. A variety of wood textures have been used for the cladding, from semi-carbonised fir cladding to ash wood which wraps around the interior floors, walls and ceilings

A rocky enclave houses a wooden cottage. Boathouse on the shores of a lake

The cottage blends elegantly into the grounds and landscape and offers a panoramic view of the lake and the coast. It is an oasis of serenity for the Metrick family, who commissioned the project

A rocky enclave houses a wooden cottage. Boathouse on the shores of a lake

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