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A sophisticated, yet playful cottage bringing Scandinavian flare to beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake ON. Located on a beautifully landscaped corner lot, just minutes from the downtown core. A compelling transformation, smpl rejuvenated a 1980s residence, melding a coordinated blend of Scandinavian influence externally, and playful sophistication within. Crafting a balance of neutral wood tones through vertical siding, the exterior creates an intimate connection with its scenic lakeside locale. The interior palette layers hues of oyster and sand, weaving an organic visual continuation of the exterior, with its vertical lines and organic shapes. The unique layout provides a flow that is ideal for cooking and entertaining, with the kitchen at the center, and all adjacent spaces — such as the built-in breakfast bar and the designated coffee station — branching from it. The updated and reimagined double-sided fireplace unifies separate living and dining areas. A triangular second-floor addition, with its uniquely shaped angled ensuite, elevates this home into a functional, stylish, and calm escape from urban rigors.

Smpl Design Studio’s Playful Scandinavian Cottage in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Project: Niagara on the Lake Cottage Architecture: Smpl Design Studio Builder: Kennedy and Kenel Location: Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada Area: 1884 ft2 Year: 2022 Photo Credits: Craft Architecture Photography & Video Transforming a 1980s Residence with Playful Sophistication A sophisticated, yet playful cottage bringing Scandinavian flare to beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Located on a […]

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