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Rosseau Retreat: Rustic Lakeside Cottage Morphed into an Idyllic Escape!

A custom designed cottage set on the banks of Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario, the Rosseau Retreat is a fabulous holiday home that combines rustic style with modern comfort in a captivating fashion. The lakeside cottage was built more than a decade and a half ago, and while its owner enjoyed several memorable summers at the cottage, it was time for a fresh upgrade. It was Peter Groza from Gilbert+Burke who revamped the interior and altered both the structural plans of the house and the landscaping around it to give it a new lease on life.

Scenic landscape surrounds the beautiful lakeside getaway

The new interior features trademark gables and sweeping arches that give the interior a more spacious appeal and usher in a classic architectural allure. Along with the gables, large windows make their presence felt, as they offer better views of the scenic landscape around the cottage. While the rear of the cottage opens up onto a wooden deck next to the lake, the street façade still offers ample privacy. The style of the renovation was based on woodsy mountain homes in Colorado, and some of the wooden finishes were even brought in to achieve this unique look indoors.

Wood, stone and glass exterior of the Rosseau Retreat in Ontario

Remodeled landscape around the house accommodates the parking needs of the homeowner

Revamped cottage brings beautiful gables and classic architectural features indoors

Family room with fireplace offers wonderful views of the lake and beyond

Open design of the interior and finishes inspired by homes in Colorado

Rustic dining room design with brick wall

Rustic kitchen combines exposed brick and stone walls with weatherd wooden beams

The multiple finishes indoors give each room a cozy rustic vibe that seems to bring along with it a sense of rich heritage and timeless elegance. Built to withstand plenty of activity through the holiday season and beyond, this gorgeous cottage offers a tranquil and comfy sanctuary away from the endless rush of city life.

View of the family area, dining space and kitchen inside the cool cottage retreat

Design of the bed adds to the unique style of the tranquil bedroom

Modern rustic sunroom with ingenious decor

Plush home theater seating and color scheme inspiration

Rustic bathroom design idea with a splash of luxury

Staircase leading to the lovely rustic retreat in Canada

Street view of the beautiful getaway in Ontario

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, d├ęcor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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