The Muskoka Cottage is a place of respite from city life. It overlooks Lake Rosseau, near Georgian Bay, Ontario, and it complements, but never overwhelms, its environment. The design ethos is warm minimalism and a sense of balance. Light juxtaposes darkness and refined details coexist alongside unfinished surfaces. When walking through the house—passing from the entranceway to the great room, or from the dimly lit downstairs hallway to the sundrenched bedrooms—one feels that one is journeying through an inlet in a rockface and emerging, dramatically, into sunlight.