Two modern cottages, one bigger than the other, sit on a beautiful piece of land surrounded by tall trees and water. This is a project known as Severn Sound Cottage and can be found in Penetanguishene, in Ontario, Canada.
The entrance into the main cottage blends right in and has a simple and modest design
The site has a great view of Georgian Bay which opens up the landscape and creates a breezy and airy ambiance all throughout the cottages and the area around them. This is a project completed by studio Trevor McIvor Architect Inc. and consists of a main cottage and a smaller one, both sharing many design similarities such as the cladding and the framing of the windows.
Large windows let the outdoors in and infuse the interior living areas with lots of natural lightThe two cottages are fairly similar in design and have different sizes but complement each other and the areas around themThe main cottage has a beautiful stone terrace with glass railings which can function as a natural extension of the living area
The two cottages feature a clean and simple aesthetic. They have a contemporary structure and appearance designed most notably by large and flat roofs with deep overhangs. These overhangs create sheltered and protected areas which can function as extensions of the indoor living spaces and being excellent for entertaining and various social activities throughout the seasons.
In between the two cottages there’s a common outdoor area and a set of wide stairs leading down the slope
The simplicity of the exterior design is complemented by an equally simple interior that takes advantage of all the large windows, the beautiful views and the open concept layout. Both cottages are also connected by an outdoor area with lots of natural stone, greenery and a perfect view towards the bay.
The cottages are positioned in such a way so they both get to take advantage of the waterfront viewsInside the main cottage the living area has a 4 meter high ceiling with exposed timber beamsThe common areas are combined into a large open plan space with access outdoors and excellent viewsThe tall pine and fit trees add charm and character to the landscape and break the views in just the right way