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Contemporary Cottage Tower

Homeowner-architects Cheryl Atkinson and Donald Schmitt took a novel approach with their Muskoka cottage.

A three-story "tower" at one end of the cottage is clad in wood-fibre-and-cement siding panels, alluding to the linearity of the forest environs. Stone stairs and paths around the cottage blend handsomely into the natural setting.

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  • Photographer: Michael Graydon
  • Source: House & Home July 2007
  • Products: Contractor, Fitzmaurice Bros.; windows, StephenBugler, Radiant City; siding, Hardipanel.
  • Designer: Cheryl Atkinson & Donald Schmitt

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