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A Modern L-Shaped Home Surrounded By A Pine Tree Forest

A modern L-shaped cottage with black exterior and large roof overhangs.

Design build firm MAFCOhouse, has shared photos of a contemporary home they completed in Haliburton, Ontario, for a family that wanted a place in cottage country with a cozy vibe.

Working with the family, MAFCOhouse searched hard and found a four-acre lot with southern and western exposure, 1,200 feet of shoreline littered with granite outcroppings, a point that juts out into the lake, and many mature pines.

A modern L-shaped cottage with black exterior and large roof overhangs.

The chosen design for the home was an L-shaped building that features two bedroom wings, connected by the cottage heart that includes the kitchen, living and dining areas, and a screened porch.

A modern L-shaped cottage with black exterior and large roof overhangs.

Large roof overhangs shade the glazed walls, protecting the building from the elements and moderating the internal temperature year-round.

A modern L-shaped cottage with black exterior and large roof overhangs.

Inside, a durable material palette of warm tones celebrates the building’s natural surroundings and reflects the client’s desire to use this building for what it is; a cottage.

A modern living room with a fireplace.

The cedar ceiling that extends from the interior to the screen porch and all soffits really blurs the boundaries between inside and out.

A screened in porch furnished for dining.

Polished concrete floors and radiata pine walls like in the kitchen and living spaces will take on a unique patina and stand the test of time as the family enjoys the home for many years.

A modern black kitchen with wood ceiling and concrete floor.

The L-shaped home creates a degree of separation between the three boys’ bedrooms and the primary suite. Each bedroom in the ‘teenager wing’ features floor-to-ceiling views to the south-east inlet of the lake, as well as a shared bathroom plus their own access to the outdoors.

A modern wood-lined hallway with concrete floor and black accents.

The primary wing includes a bedroom with big lake views to the south, an ensuite, a powder room for guests, and a private covered entry.

A modern wood-lined bedroom with wood walls and ceiling, and a concrete floor.
A modern bathroom with wood wall and ceiling, and a freestanding bathtub.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows the layout of the home.

A modern L-shaped cottage home with a separate wing for the primary suite and rooms for the teenagers.
Photography by Riley Snelling

Source: Contemporist

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