Made possible by our in-house service offerings, this in-depth review provides insight in to the major components of your project from a high level view, and provides clear steps forward to determining the feasibility of your requirements, and achieving them.

Our team will assess and review the following project components with you:

  • The Role of Sketching, Sun Studies, and 3D Design
  • Zoning By-Laws
  • Lot Grading and Natural Features
  • Custom Home Design Process and Proposal Review
  • Interior Design Process and Proposal Review
  • Permit Timelines

You will receive the following:

  • Zoning Study
  • Custom Home Design Proposal and process
  • Interior Design Proposal and Process Breakdown
  • Detailed Construction Cost and Scope of Work
    Breakdown (If Applicable)
  • Clients:

Alpine Lakehouse


The Alpine Lakehouse is the latest design commissioned by a client who wanted to harness Jesse’s creative energy to design a highly modern lake house compound inspired by the luxury mansions of the Colorado Mountains. Jesse has been requested to design a number of cottages that include boat and float plane houses from Muskoka to Barrie in the past few years. However, the Alpine Lakehouse is one of our favorite ones to date, located in the Shanty Bay area on the shores of Lake Simcoe on a large lot. This sleekly modern abode includes an impressive boat house that doubles as a guest house with a rooftop deck. Jesse loves projects like this because he gets to design around the natural features of the plot including direct lakefront access, unique grading, and a wealth of mature trees. The result is a highly refined modern vacation compound that has a suavely rustic undertone. To create this effect, Jesse master planned this compound by overseeing the main home and boat house designs, as well as the interior design, and landscape design to create a cohesive experience no matter where you stand on the grounds.

By using a fieldstone stone, similar to the Canadian Shield that surrounds the property, and natural cedar soffits tha run seamlessly extend to the interior spaces, Jesse has created a high degree of authentic connection to the surroundings of the structure. This effect paired with the use of the smooth composite aluminum and stunningly wide proportions mute the building size by creating a low and wide profile. The proportions of this home allow for the building to span the impressive width of the lot, and with floor to ceiling windows, Jesse is able to fully harness both the direct South facing natural light, as well as the views of the lake from almost every room in the house. The use of overhang structures add an additional 12 feet of self supported covered space while creating a blended connection between the interior and exterior of the home. The result is that the structure feels best architectural design Toronto in nature upon approach, as you cant help but to be struck by the proportions that almost instantly feel “out of the ordinary” in the best way possible.


The exterior landscape design and amenity layouts were designed with an entertainer’s dream in mind while further connecting the two spaces. The boathouse also contributes to the “compound-esque” amenities and feel. The right side of the structure has a two storey glass atrium that has a direct connection to the exterior pool, kitchen, tanning lounge, and dining area, and the living room has a large flush accordion door that creates a cabana feel during the summer months. In winter, the large wood burning fireplace provides a cozy vantage point to take in the views of the snow covered landscape reminiscent of the Colorado mountains. But aside from all of these amenities, the best part of spending time either indoors or outdoors is that there is a sense of connection to the similarly stylish boathouse structure that furthers the sense of the sprawling yet intentionally grand landscape design.

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