The side-split massing of the Eels Lake Cottage integrates naturally into the site conforming to a subtle shift in the underlying Canadian shield and minimizing the overall presence of the building on the site. The efficient steel and engineered wood structure allows a delicate glazed skin to wrap the main volume, emphasized by a simple roof plane that connects the main program elements. Taking full advantage of the granite mass upon which the building rests, the simple roof plane floats over a glass pavilion that is anchored to the site by the foundation. Clad in brick, the ICF base emphasizes the solidity of the site and provides the solidity for the light structure above, while creating a tightly sealed envelope for the lower bedrooms.

Through the use of a consistent palette of materials, wall and ceiling cladding link the interior with exterior. The varied textures of the simple volumes and planes provide a subtle but distinct reading of space. Since the structure is separated from the envelope, a delicate glazed skin is able to wrap the main volume while the slender columns emphasize the simple roof plane that connects the main program elements.

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Modern home with Living Room and Two-Sided Fireplace. Interior palette: slate fireplace, Douglas fir ceilings, black accents, glass Photo  of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

Interior palette: slate fireplace, Douglas fir ceilings, black accents, glass

Modern home with Exterior and Cabin Building Type. night time view Photo 2 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

night time view

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Siding Material, Cabin Building Type, and House Building Type. exterior details: brick and wood slats Photo 3 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

exterior details: brick and wood slats

entrance Photo 4 of Eels Lake Cottage modern homeView Photos

entrance

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Cabin Building Type, Flat RoofLine, and Wood Siding Material. main elevation Photo 5 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

main elevation

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Concrete Floor. bedroom details: concrete and wood Photo 6 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

bedroom details: concrete and wood

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Metal Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, Brick Siding Material, and Flat RoofLine. facade detail Photo 7 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

facade detail

Modern home with Bath Room, Slate Floor, Drop In Tub, Recessed Lighting, and Stone Tile Wall. bathroom: slate and wood Photo 8 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

bathroom: slate and wood

Modern home with Bedroom. lower plan Photo 9 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

lower plan

Modern home with Living Room. upper plan Photo 10 of Eels Lake CottageView Photos

upper plan

Interior Design
  • Trevor McIvor
Year
  • 2008
  • Square Feet
  • 3200