Decorating & Design

August 12, 2019

This Classic Boathouse Is What Muskoka Dreams Are Made Of

Cruising the lake of Muskoka cottage country is equal parts nature therapy and dream house hunting. Everyone is imagining, “If I owned that cottage, I would….” So when a couple of avid boaters acquired property on Lake Muskoka, they knew the exact style of boathouse they wanted.

Cory DeFrancisco, principal designer and owner of Muskoka Living, brought just the right spirit to the project. “We wanted to be very true to old Muskoka style,” says Cory. “The whole boathouse, both inside and out, has that relaxed look and feel of sitting on a veranda.” The overall goal was to imbue the new-build with a sense of permanence and history.

Here’s how the designer gave this new construction a classic cottage look.

Author: Jaimie Nathan

Michael Graydon


House & Home August 2019


Cory DeFrancisco