Project by Ravi Handa Architect in collaboration with AAmp Studio.
Ell House is a four-bedroom 2,240 sf vacation residence on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. The project consists of two dark volumes and an interconnecting vestibule. The bright interiors, with a muted palette of light concrete, white walls, and pine contrast with the burnt cedar clad exterior.
The gabled wing facing the lake holds communal spaces for the family such as kitchen & pantry, dining and living room, as well as a mezzanine playroom tucked behind a wood slatted screen. The other wing, dedicated to private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms, runs perpendicular to the lake in order to capture stunning views of the water from the master bedroom.
The two sections of the home are united by a large glass vestibule with axial views across the property, providing a threshold between public and private zones of the home.