Kennisis Lake Cottage Sketches

Categories: Sketch design

First design sketches for a new cottage on Kennisis Lake in Haliburton, Ontario

These are the first drawings and images for a new cottage planned for the shore of Kennisis Lake. The lake edge is precipitous. This cottage is designed so that it sits dramatically on the slope. It takes the place of an existing cottage which is set on this tree lined shore. Most of the present tree screening will remain and the cottage will be dark in tone so that its presence will be barely noticeable from the water.

One of the difficulties with building on such a slope is that the foundation becomes so prominent and usually unsightly. In this instance, we have accepted a dramatic cantilevered projection and finished the angled underside with boarding.