Pop art is more often associated with urbanscapes and Brooklyn lofts with exposed-brick walls than lake life. But when design studio Reigo & Bauer was tasked with reimagining a 200-year-old waterfront cottage in Muskoka to accommodate the clients’ beloved pop art collection, it delivered a home that balances the two.
Muskoka Lakes has become a locus for a growing footprint of contemporary architecture. One of the latest contributions is Muskoka Cottage by Toronto firm Akb Architects.
Overlooking the rocky shore of Lake Rosseau near Ontario’s Georgian Bay, Muskoka Cottage by Studio Paolo Ferrari is a testament to the beauty of the outdoor world. For the project, the studio asked: “Can we really make nature better than it is?” The conclusion? “Maybe we should leave it alone—or intervene, if we must, with the lightest possible touch.”
Moving away from the modern this week, this home is a 18,000-square-foot “mega-cottage” on the shores of Lake Rosseau by Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design.
A sense of process animates this home as one moves between the floors and through the outside spaces.
The fast-growing tequila company’s first-ever mezcal launches in Canada.
Blending the home-away-from-home feel of Airbnb with the personal service of a five-star hotel, Jayne’s Cottages hits a sweet spot in alternative luxury accommodations.