Sited on the shore of Lake Ontario, this vacation residence and attached guest house is composed of three dark gabled volumes that face the water and, in their subtle placement, respond to it.
The slight angle of each wing on either end allows for glimpses of the water along the length of each wing. The three volumes are tied together by two glass ‘pavilions’ with flat roofs — a dining and entry area, and a three-season room. Dormer elements, which offer dramatic light wells into the kitchen and curved stair, and dark brick clad chimneys – which provide indoor and outdoor fireplaces throughout the residence – punctuate the simple gabled volumes.
The exterior materials include dark gray wood siding, dark standing seam metal roofs, and matching brick laid in a stack bond pattern. The dark envelope of the residence is contrasted by a bright interior of warm white walls, white oak and soft gray concrete floors, and accents of subtle stone and tile surfaces.