Live your dreams.

Luxurious Canadian outback living comes to the Haliburton Highlands. Designed by international award-winning Seattle-based architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, The Bear Stand celebrates modern master craftsmanship and indoor-outdoor connectivity.

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An architectural gem

 

Bringing a touch of Pacific Northwest style to the heart of Ontario, The Bear Stand’s streamlined timber and glass structure sits comfortably in the wild forests of the eastern Ontario Highlands. A seamless blend of old and new; a modernist aesthetic that perfectly captures the traditional elements of cabin living.

Nestled against a hillside, The Bear Stand’s two-storey rectilinear volumes are topped by a vast, overhanging roof supported by Douglas fir beams. The rhythmic façade – wrapped in black fibre cement panels, cedar and glass - mimics the lines of the forest.

Inside, the light-filled, soaring handcrafted space provides a connectivity to nature that is nothing short of compelling. A glazed front foyer offers expansive outward views into the forest plus beautifully framed sightlines into a sunken two-storey open plan Great Room. A custom walnut stairway flanked by a slatted cedar wall leads to a cozy upper den and terrace, guest bedrooms and an expansive master suite with outdoor Japanese-inspired hinoki wood ofuro tub.

From every angle there are forest and lake views. Inside it is rustic yet refined: craggy Douglas fir, clear-grain cedar, glass, board-formed concrete, granite stone and handcrafted timber. Furnishings give an authentic cabin vibe, part-influenced by classic and mid-century modern design. Natural and reclaimed woods, leather and steel plus a material palette of distressed greys, rustic plaids, warm reds, cool blue-greens and neutral colour assemblies define the various spaces.