Christian Island

Christian Island

Van Elslander Carter Architects
Georgian Bay, Canada
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Cristian Island Cottage

Van Elslander Carter Architects as Architects

This summer cottage is located on a First Nations island in Georgian Bay near Penetanguishene. The buildings are framed in spruce and clad in pine and were constructed entirely by local native carpenters.

A fragile layer of topsoil covers most of the island, supporting a mixed hardwood forest of birch, beech and maple trees. Ancient sand dunes below the surface have produced a widely varied topography that slopes gently toward a spectacular sandy beach.

A high ridge of land running the length of the cottage site establishes a strong natural orientation for building and movement through the landscape.

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