Kite Surfer's Dream House Project Detail
Featured in torontohomemag.com • Design Autumn 2013
Homeowner had a long wish list. It all came true.
Blurring the line between interior and outdoor space was central to the concept that avid kite surfer Cameron Sturgess presented to the team designing his lakeside home on Lake Simcoe in Keswick.
Cameron, a technology executive, interior designer Dragana Maznic and architect Ali Malek-Zadeh of Urbanscape Group in Toronto embarked on a collaboration that culminated in a 2,800-square-foot home that pushed their design, engineering and architectural boundaries.
“I designed this house to be a ‘barefoot luxury’ home,” says Dragana. “That was because Cameron lives what appears to be a very casual life of bare feet, shorts and T-shirt, but it’s also a very high quality life of enjoying all the highest quality materials, design, architecture and setting,” says Dragana Maznic, Interior Designer.
Dragana points out that the walnut cabinets are unstained, making this kitchen chemical-free and consistent with Cameron’s commitment to sustainability. “This is someone who routinely composts his organic materials and uses it in his garden. There are no plastic bags in his house, and rather than use paper towels, he uses cloths and washes them after use.”