Hidden behind swaying birch trees, thick evergreens and rocky inclines, this lake house is a true sanctuary, which is just how the owners imagined it. The couple purchased the 10-hectare waterfront property and built the low-profile, six-bedroom home from the ground up, making sure it disappeared into the landscape. Once the footprint was established, the couple asked Toronto designer Sloan Mauran, who was introduced to them by a mutual friend, to bring warmth and intimacy to the rooms. And she did just that, making the homeowners feel like they’ve escaped reality even before they arrive. “As soon as we head north, we feel the stress just fall off of us. It’s pretty amazing.”
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