Richard Librach Architect has been asked by a retired couple who seek a summer refuge on their property in Muskoka. This couple needs a place where they can be connected to their “creature comforts” but also disconnected from the bustle of city life at the same time. The final result of Grey Fox is a comfortable cottage with a contemporary interior.
In this project, there is a series of simple deep grey wood-sided volumes with different heights that clustered together. This way can articulate the interior layout efficiency clearly. This cottage is setback from scattered birch trees lining the lake edge, taking advantage of the quiet potential of the stunning back forest surrounding.
At the backside, there are large deck areas that create private personal and also social spaces for barbecuing and entertaining. With a contemporary version of the traditional cathedral ceiling form, the main living room of the cottage can be highlighted in the interior.
Illuminated structural beams and clerestory windows provide additional evening mood lighting of the dining, gathering, and kitchen area. The guests of the client also can access a private wing of the cottage through their own awesome entry breezeway.
Grey Fox Gallery
Photography: Richard Librach Architect