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House of the Week: Energy-Efficient Vacation Home


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Our readers liked the story of this smart summer cottage on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, which functions entirely off-the-grid.

Beside the Georgian Bay in Ontario, architect and partner at Toronto's CORE Architects Charles Gane built a…
The home maintains remarkable material consistency, with Douglas fir cladding the beams, kitchen countertop, and…
A covered fireplace and sitting area anchor the deck, which overlooks the water.
Though it is spacious and modern, Gane's cottage functions entirely off-the-grid. Sewage is treated on-site, water is…
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