Decorating & Design

July 3, 2024

H&H’s Best Boathouses, Guest Cabins And Pool Houses

From cottage boathouses cantilevered over the water to rustic cabins nestled in the woods, we’re taking a look back at some of the most memorable guest houses featured in the pages of House & Home. Having a designated structure on your property for weekend visitors or recreational activities will enhance you and your guests’ experience alike, so take cues from these experts who designed beautiful guest homes that echo the same great style as their main houses, while offering a tranquil respite for weekend company. “People settle into our Muskoka guest cabin and say, ‘Do we have to come out? Maybe we’ll just see you in a while,’ ” jokes Don Tapscott of his country hideaway on Lake of Bays. Scroll down for a look inside some of our best boathouses, cottage cabins and pool houses from the archives.