A Lakeside Timber Hybrid House On Lake Muskoka, Ontario

Photograph Courtesy of Robin Stubbert



Have you ever dreamed of a waterfront escape?

This elegant timber home on the shores of Lake Muskoka, outside Toronto, is a 5,000-square-foot hybrid dwelling and boathouse.

Completed by architect Ron Downing of Muskoka Timber Frame Company, this stunning 'cottage' - which respects the local vernacular of the location - takes full advantage of the site’s 1,500 feet of waterfront.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a cedar wraparound deck, this property is all about the spectacular views.

Photograph Courtesy of Robin Stubbert



Inside the house, the use of Eastern White pine elevates the cottage-feel while complimenting the rustic setting.

Traditional details like the beadboard ceilings and walls, and the massive stone fireplace, create visual cohesion and idyllic charm.

Photograph Courtesy of Robin Stubbert



The boathouse has an additional 650 square feet of living quarters, with a magical covered sundrenched terrace.

Photograph Courtesy of Robin Stubbert


This is quintessential Ontario lakeside living!

Learn more about architect Ron Downing Of Muskoka Timber Frame Company by clicking HERE.

Researched and Written by Sylvia Ma, Master Student of Timber Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Posted In: Ontario

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