Frontenac West is a lakeside guest house for returning clients. It is designed as a sister-project to their main home Frontenac House. When the opportunity came to purchase the adjacent property, our clients jumped at the chance to create a separate space for visiting family and friends, as well as short-term rentals.
Designed to match the main house in form, with deep overhangs and similar colouring, the guest house also matches in function as another all-electric, low-carbon emitting, high-performance home. Frontenac West accommodates a range of guests and is designed to be user-friendly to those with mobility challenges. The design is as compact as possible, maximizing the usability of space while minimizing impact to the site.
Set “next door” to Frontenac House, but just over a knoll out of sight, Frontenac West achieves a sense of privacy and quiet retreat without losing its close connection to the main house. This balance means that visiting friends and family feel part of the whole, while short-term rental visitors can enjoy a private lakeside retreat to themselves.