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Legge Resident Addition

Situated on the rocky shore of Lake Superior, this renovation and addition incorporates a portion of the existing cottage and reproduces this existing shape and volume through a series of rotations and transformations to provide a new living area, kitchen, front and rear entrance areas with master bedroom and sewing areas above. The heart of the new main floor is a glass enclosed wood carving room which can be opened provide easy communication between this space and the other living areas. Care was taken to ensure the survival of two large spruce trees that now grow through the deck adjacent to the living room and these are emulated with a pair of large copper clad columns in the interior and exterior. Exposed spruce structural elements, stairs, and handrails further emphasize the relationship with its immediate surroundings, while the slate flooring and fireplace trim recall the colour of the rocky lake shoreline.

Client
Dr. and Mrs. D. Legge

Architects and Structural Engineer
FORM Architecture Engineering

Contractor
Dirk Kok Carpentry

Construction
1988 completed