Bunkie on the Hill

Firm LocationToronto, Canada
Project locationMuskoka, ON, Canada
CompanyDubbeldam Inc. Architecture + Design
Lead ArchitectHeather Dubbeldam
Design TeamScott Sampson, Andrew Snow, Krystal Kramer

The smallest in a collection of cabins scattered across four family properties, Bunkie on the hill serves as a space of respite for a family-oriented client in the Muskoka Highlands. A contemporary take on the conventional A-frame shape evokes the traditional cabin in the woods, differentiated by shifted roof volumes. The split roof with two intersecting gables creates opportunities for windows where the roofs separate. These openings curate views to the treetops and lake below, allowing natural light deep into the interior and creating dramatic angular lines of light and shadow.