The site offered phenomenal views and complete privacy, which allowed the main pavilion to essentially become a glass box. The open concept living/cooking/dining pavilion connects to two levels of sleeping quarters. In order to reinforce the basic structure from Georgian Bay's gale force winds and horizontal rain, the Douglas Fir columns and beams were reinforced with concealed steel knife plate connectors and wood braces. Despite substantial design and engineering fees, considerable transportation and logistical costs and no economy of scale, this project was completed for less that $200/sq.ft. This respectable cost was made possible by the extensive use of wood and local trades. This small cottage showcases the beauty, versatility and accessibility of wood architecture.