Chandos Lake Cottage

North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada

Contemporary Kawartha's cottage to Douglas fir overhangs, Maibec siding, stone siding and large floor to ceiling windows

Situated on the original Chandos Estates property, this cottage replaced an old single storey cottage that was hidden from view by a large perimeter hedge. The hedge was removed to reveal wonderful views of the lake and a new home was designed to take full advantage of those views and connect the cottage to the landscaped spaces around the cottage and to the dock on the waterfront.

Contemporary Canadian cottage with dark gray and natural coloured Maibec wood siding
Ontario cottage with large sliding glass door to dining room and Douglas fir Brise-soleil

The cottage features large social spaces designed to host the extended family: a spacious kitchen and dining room connect to the screened porch by way of a large sliding door that pockets into the wall. An outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill and smoker is adjacent to the screened porch and protected by a roof and privacy screen. A large deck is positioned in the same place as the original cottage deck and provides both full sun and shade throughout the day.

Dining room with large contemporary wood dining room table open to kitchen with pendant lighting
Cottage kitchen with wood cabinetry and quartz counters with wood breakfast bar. Blue accent backsplash tiling

A mudroom with a dog wash has a separate entrance so that muddy canines can be dealt with before entering the home.

Exterior kitchen with integral BBQ and charcoal smoker with vent hood, maple cabinetry with a wood slat brise-soleil
Sunroom with large sliding door access to main cottage with exterior furniture

The master bedroom suite is located on the private side of the main floor. Three guest bedrooms are located on the second floor while the walk-out basement hosts another two bedrooms, bathroom as well as a bar, home theatre and rec room with a pool table.

Ontario cottage reading nook with Douglas fir timber roof structure and planking, with large floor-to-ceiling windows

The formal entrance leads into a cozy living room with seating around the wood burning fireplace as well as a reading nook that takes in the view.

The material palette features Douglas fir windows and ceilings, with white oak cabinetry and concrete and oak floors. Natural stone anchors the base of the cottage while dark grey and natural wood siding give the exterior a modern feel.

Seating area with stone fireplace with wood mantel sectional couch, and chair with a contemporary ceiling fan