Real Estate

This Laurentian cottage is a lakeside dream

Recently, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cooke House in Virginia Beach went up for sale for a little under three million dollars. One of Wright’s final designs, the beach house is beautiful, airy, and warm, a perfect example of why Wright was considered the greatest architect of the 21st century.

Unfortunately, the odds of getting to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright creation in Canada are pretty long. The only Wright-designed building still standing in Canada is the E.H. Pitkin Lodge. However, Wright has influenced the designers of plenty of cottages and cabins around Ontario, including Roger D’Astous, the architect of a lakeside cabin now up for sale in the Laurentians. D’Astous was a student of Wright’s, and he put his teacher’s style into this serene, open-feeling home perched above Lac Masson. At 4.8 million dollars, this home is just as expensive as a Frank Lloyd Wright design—and it’s just as much of a dream home. Take a look at the gallery to indulge in a little architectural fantasy.