Located on a reservoir in Auburn, MA, this lakeside cottage sits close to the water, occupying the site of a former fishing shack. Simple architectural details reflect the owner’s desire for a place for family and friends to gather and relax. Three bedrooms face east, and the living room, dining room, and kitchen face the water. At 26’, the ceiling of the main living space is framed with exposed king post trusses. An open porch and screened-in porch face south – both protected by an overhang that acts as a shield from the direct summer sun.