+ Residential

Cottage Beach Park


Two one-acre properties were amalgamated to create a park-like setting for a cottage beach house on Georgian Bay. The design of the boardwalk and deck engage the other elements of the site in a dialogue that dissolves the boundaries between them. The existing wrap-around veranda is extended into the landscape in multiple directions. Between the house and the shoreline, the deck steps down in a series of increasingly curvilinear terraces that negotiate between the architectonic forms of the house and the rhythmic waves of the bay. As the deck expands into the landscape, it integrates many of the sites existing trees. The clean lines of the boardwalks give punctuation to the organic native perennial planting, allowing the client to stroll shamelessly through beach, woodland, and meadow landscapes.