Severn Sound Cottage overlooks the horizon and waves of beautiful Georgian Bay. This project includes three phases: the main cottage, the reno cottage, as well as the landscaping in the middle adjoining the two buildings to create a seamless, cohesive whole. Its contemporary design features large roof overhangs, an open-concept interior layout and clean, simple detailing.
The main cottage features 13ft (4m) ceiling heights with Douglas Fir wood ceilings and soffits, punctuated by exposed timber joists creating a rhythm and guiding you towards the stone terrace in the middle. Most of the public spaces in the main cottage are fully glazed making the user feel as if they are outside while protected from the natural elements. The bedrooms are hidden by being either elevated from the main space or below it. The strongest feature is the cantilevered roof sheltering the area between the living space and the outdoor terrace. When the sliding doors are open, the living space flows outdoors, creating a continuous great room designed for hosting large family gatherings.
The smaller cottage was renovated to have a flat roof and matching elements such as cladding, form, as well as windows to the new, larger cottage. Overall, the landscaping in between the two buildings, consisting of stone and native plants joins the two cottages as one project.
Material Used :
1. Cladding for soffit, siding and beams - Douglas Fir
2. Facade cladding – carbonized ash and local limestone from Wiarton, Ontario
3. Roofing – high reflective TPO
4. Glazing – Low-E Douglas Fir curtain wall, fibreglass windows and Douglas Fir lift and slide doors
5. Landscaping – local limestone flag and raised planters from Wiarton, Ontario and native species plantings
6. Structural System – wide flange steel structure with engineered wood infill and Douglas Fir exposed infill
7. Foundation – ICF foundations