One kitchen, two ways
As seen in the "Four on the Floor" feature in the April 2013 issue of Cottage Life, these photos show how two families are able to share one space. A bright red accent wall pops among bamboo cabinets in John McMinn and Melana Janzenís kitchen.
Same kitchen, different look
A countertop in vibrant green Caesarstone (an engineered quartz) is complemented by the white subway tile backsplash and cherry-veneer cabinetry in Graham Barker and Karina Inzunzaís kitchen.
A family-oriented living room
The atrium-like interior adds a sense of space to the cottage.
A grown-up play space
Timbales and a crash cymbal turn Graham Barker and Karina Inzunzaís living room into a jam space.
Loft bedrooms make the most of the space
The varnished plywood of the floor and ceiling add a luxe texture and depth to the bedroom.
Bunk beds give the kids extra room to play
John McMinn and Melana Janzenís children share a bedroom, while in Graham Barker and Karina Inzunzaís cottage, the room doubles as an office and guest bedroom.
The cottage features lots of outdoor spaces for relaxing and enjoying the environment.
Every space has a purpose: The roofs of the bunkies are also decks.
A driftwood swing offers fun seating for everyone.
Another one of the deckís swing seats, this horse swing was built by Melana Janzenís father (and can double as a loveseat).
One cottage shared by two social families means thereís never a shortage of campfire stories.
At its height, the gently sloping, corrugated steel roof reaches six metres.
At night, the enormous rice paper lanterns glow like moons.
View from the water
One cottage is closer to the driveway and farther away from the water, but has a southern exposure and gorgeous light.