Maximize views using elevation and windows.
One side of Suzanne Dimma and Arriz Hassam's cottage faces the lake, and one side faces inland. "After spending so much time immersed in the natural environment, we both agreed that our cottage design had to be about the experience of connecting with the land. Nothing fancy or grand, just simple lines and all the attention on the views," says Suzanne. The couple took pains to create a flexible space, too; this built-in daybed can be used both a sofa or, when stacked doors are closed, a guest bed.
Read Suzanne Dimma's blog posts for more photos of her and Arriz's cottage.
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