Chandos Lake Cottage
North Kawartha, Ontario, Canada
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.
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.