With its black cladding and warm minimalist interior, the Kawartha Lake Cottage will give you some real cabin fever. It starts with a traditional A-frame form. A dramatic pitch and cut out send it toward the modern side. The open section creates a cantilevered terrace while its mirrored facade reflects the forest floor. Although the exterior is full of whimsical touches, the inside has its own quirky flair. Its pale plywood lining is punctuated by fourteen openings in both the walls and ceiling. A semi-floating staircase leads to the loft where a wall is covered in light-blue shingles. From there, occupants can peek down at the living space below or gaze at the treetop from the adjacent glazing.
Photos: Naho Kubota / UUfie