Cottage Design in Collingwood
Whether you are planning a new year round residence or just a winter or summer seasonal retreat , the best way to ensure that your new home meets your expectations and satisfies your dreams is to have it designed by a team of experienced and qualified professionals. The design team you choose to work with should have a solid track record of doing the type of architecture that you are looking for and has a body of built work in the area. One firm that you should consider is Abbott Design Ltd., the area’s leading custom home, chalet and cottage designer.
A Unique Cottage Design in Collingwood
The Collingwood, Creemore, Thornbury area has some of the most spectacular view properties in Ontario. Some are Georgian Bay waterfront, some are perched on the top of the Niagara Escarpment, others line the fairways of some of the top golf courses in the province, and others are nestled in rolling acreages dotted with ponds and woodlots. Each unique location deserves a design solution that builds on the merits of the site. We look at topography, views, prevailing wind direction, sun tracking throughout the year, significant trees and natural features that we want to preserve or detrimental features such as busy roads that we want to turn our back to. This is a big part of the reason you hire a custom home designer rather than pick a stock set of plans out of a book. After analyzing the site then have a conversation with clients about their personal taste when it comes to architecture. If you have reviewed our website you will see that we enjoy projects that vary in architectural language. We are not signature designers that have only one language. If you tell us you want a modern glass and steel home then that is the direction we go in but if you asked for a cozy and intimate log retreat then we are happy to go there as well. We love the variety in our work but we insist that whatever architectural style is chosen, that it be done well. We really enjoy doing cottage design in Collingwood because of the wonderful canvasses that we are allowed to paint upon and because our clients are successful, outdoor loving people that share our love for the lifestyle.
A Professional Project, from Start to Finish
Our in house design team is supported by consulting engineers and designers in fields that include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) , Energy modelling, soils and shoreline erosion, lighting and electrical design, landscaping, and interior décor. This ensures that the team we bring to the table to work on your cottage design in Collingwood will have the talent and expertise to handle the full scope of the job and that all the work is co-ordinated. Once the concept design is decided on we help clients bring a construction management firm on board to help with value engineering and cost control through the design process. This also guarantees a smooth transition from design into construction with no cost surprises and time of tender. Through years of working together in the Collingwood area, the individual team members are well acquainted with each other and more importantly, will be well aware of the high standards that our clients have come to expect from us.
How to Get Started
Contact us for an introductory meeting to see if our firm is right for your project. We would be happy to visit your property or even a property that you are seriously considering to purchase for an opinion on its ability to meet your needs and wish list. This is true whether the project is a new build or an addition/renovation to an existing building. We would welcome the opportunity to become part of your team and work with you on a cottage design in Collingwood.