How do you combine the influences of summer homes at Lake Muskoka, New England Shingle Style cottages, and the Colonial Style? With great care for a client that lived in and enjoyed examples of all three. Creating a new residence that artfully blended features from these influences into a home of stylistic clarity was a fun challenge. The design fits 21st century living; the owner may retreat to core spaces, yet easily accommodate a large number of family members and friends when the occasion calls. Porches offer easy access to a wooded site. Traditional New England materials complement the openness and contemporary amenities of the interior. An exterior fireplace is reminiscent of her summer days at Lake Muskoka, completing her design journey through several homes with emotional ties.