Lake Simcoe Cottage, Ramara Township (Near Orillia), Ontario††††

This project was a 320 SF (16í x 20í) lake facing addition, with cathedral ceiling, to an existing 3 bedroom cottage in the Township of Ramara area, on Lake Simcoe.

This is a total hands on job - where I am the builder, designer, and owner of my own cottage addition

(the existing portion of the cottage is to be torn down and to be rebuilt at later dates).

All of the permits were obtained by myself, including Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority approvals.

Note though I am not in the business of building at the moment. Just design and drawing.

This is just to demonstrate that I can also build and understand what I am drawing (most of the time!!).

 

The final view in the large front yard just beyond the cedar hedge.

 

Start of wall framing with help from my neighbours kids!

 

 

Sheathing time.

 

Big thumbs up help from my youngest son (time flies!).

Getting the cross tie beams in place at the future cathedral ceiling.

 

Framing the roof at dusk

 

On top of my world.

 

 

Front Yard shot

 

 

 

My self working at the eaves of the roof.

 

Front sheathing of the future cottage.

 

Marvin Windows truck delivering literally at the front door (before itís installed of course).

 

Windows in and building wrap applied to sheathing.

 

Cottage in the trees. Note the octagon window I originally wanted to be round but found to expensive.

I wish now I had gone with the round. However trimming around a octagon is way easier then a circle!!

Think about it. Unless you have a steamer to curve the wood on itís edge or cut down from extra wide planks.

 

Cottage before the wrap around deck and stairs.

 

 

 

Young building inspector in training.

 

 

Top deck boards completed in winter time. With foil faced insulation boards applied to outside.

 

The cedar siding installation is nearing completion in this image.

 

 

A view towards the lake in the distance.

 

Front deck stairs near completion. Tempered glass guard infill panels.

 

Some of the Drawings

 

Site Plan

 

Floor Plans

 

Elevations

 

Wall Sections