What began, in the minds eye of our client, as a 'nice modest cottage' with walkout basement quickly developed into spacious three storey home away from home. Ironically, the design, set on the banks of Redstone Lake, grew due to site constraints. A creek on one side and a road behind squeezed the building necessitating the addition of an extra floor to  accommodate the guest bedrooms. The resulting taller building now revolves around a central staircase, built and finished by our team with a Japanese burning technique called shou sugi ban.  

The basement 'games room' has a heated floor and indoor access to the garage. Above, on the main level, CDH built dry stack stone fireplaces in the living room and master suite. The open plan kitchen/living/dining space is supplemented by a summer room and two access points to the large deck overlooking the lake. Finally, on the top floor are two guest bedrooms, their walls sloping with the pitch of the roof, and a three piece guest bathroom.

The Waind cottage was one of CDH's first full builds and we have since built the family a double garage with guest accommodation above on an adjacent lot; its design complimenting that of the house. And, whenever we see the Waind family now they still joke about that 'nice modest cottage' they initially dreamed of.    

Type: Code Plus

Size: 1800 sqft, plus basement 

Location: Redstone Lake, Haliburton County

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