Snake Island cottage

Snake Island, Lake Simcoe. A cottage I designed and a local contractor built from cedar logs.

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The cottage as seen from the front. A porch is visible.

Exterior shown after I enclosed the porch and the area below, added guardrails and a pergola over the deck.

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The cottage from the front. The porch and areas under the cottage are exposed, with no walls or screens covering them.

Shown as it was left by the builder.

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The cottage as seen from the front, with the area underneath open, showing a storage area.

Storage under the deck open.

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A photo of some cedar stairs along the side of the cottage, leading up to the porch. A barbecue is on the porch.

Stair to the front entrance. Before guardrail was installed.

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The roof of the porch at noon: light is streaming through the gaps in the wooden strips above.

Impression, deck at noon.

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A photo of the porch door, with a snake carved out of the handle that spans the full width of the door.

Porch entrance. Snake motif.

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A photo of the bridge on the second floor of the cottage, leading to a front deck.

Interior. View of the bridge leading from the sleeping area to the second floor deck.

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A photo of the cottage in the distance, with many marsh plants in the foreground between it and the photographer.

View from the lake.

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