prototype design lab's manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen
 
prototype design lab's manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen prototype design lab's manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen
feb 12, 2015

prototype design lab's manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen

prototype design lab’s manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen

 

 

 

prototype design lab has conceived the ‘manitou lodge’ for a family who loves to cook, eat and entertain. the toronto-based studio’s scheme for the cottage retreat has been planned for a lifestyle that is based around the kitchen — the centrepiece of the residence. the social space has been developed with a restaurant kitchen in mind, bringing the industrial together with intimacy expressed through stainless steel surfaces, contrasted by eclectic modern, vintage fixtures.

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the kitchen table is counter height, as an extension of the over-sized island

 

 

 

these details include pendant lamps, floating glass shelves, marble counter tops and blackened steel-framed chalkboard panels acting as cabinet doors; enhanced by warm elements such as a reclaimed barn wood wall and ceiling fixture, alongside a table made from reclaimed wine crates. the palette of the ‘manitou lodge’ suggests a classic, but contemporary space, which offers the comforts and amenities of a fine dining establishment.


a wide view of the kitchen where the family spends most of its time

 


sliding chalk-board panels conceal floating glass storage shelves

 


a table made from reclaimed wine crates adds warmth to the industrial kitchen space

 


view of the prep kitchen adjacent to the main cooking, eating and entertainment area

 


a huge cellar has been installed for storing the family’s extensive wine collection

 


a neon sign invites family and friends to have a drink at the bar


a cozy, double-height living room overlooks the lake

 

 

 

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