Collection by Luke Hopping

Modern Meets Rugged at This Off-the-Grid Retreat in Ontario


Clad in a rich wood palette, architect Charles Gane's summer cottage on the Georgian Bay draws all its energy needs from a mighty solar array.

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...
The dining table and benches are likewise made of Douglas fir.
In keeping with the home's seasonal purpose, Gane's layout privileges outdoor space.
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.