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Caruk Group Winter Update - November 2012

The Juliana I

The Caruk Group Exclusively Commissioned to Build

Luxury Lakeside Residences on Historic Bigwin Island — Lake of Bays, Muskoka, ON

Master Contractor Jim Caruk, Together with Designer Craig Rietze, Debut Stone & Timber “Juliana Series” for Prestigious Golf Resort Community


he Caruk Group Founder & President, Jim Caruk, is pleased to announce that structural work is underway on the first phase of builds in this custom series of cottages and boathouses in the heart of Muskoka. With crews operating throughout the season, completion on the first two residences is slated for June 2013.

In response to an exclusive commission from developers The Eagle Landing Company, Caruk, along with Designer Craig Rietze of C.A.R Design Studio have combined the gracious spirit of a bygone era, with a vibrant, contemporary vision for lakeside living. “We are absolutely delighted to be here, building our clients’ dreams, and the future of Bigwin,”

Caruk Group Winter Update - November 2012

said Caruk. “Both Craig and I are excited to be a part of the island’s legacy of great design, and classic construction.” These definitive stone and timber residences, branded The Juliana Series, pay homage to Bigwin’s dramatic history as the summer resort residence of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands during her Canadian exile in WWII. Inspired by the timeless quality of the Craftsman-style stone cottage that was her sanctuary (which is still in use today), both Caruk and Rietze embarked eagerly on the unique Bigwin commission. “We had a special historical precedent to draw upon,” said Craig Rietze, Principal, C.A.R Design. “By working with simple massing, and the right composition of details and materials, we created a highly desirable character, appropriate to the stunning geography of Bigwin Island, and the spirit of old Muskoka”.

Jim Caruk The Caruk Group

Craig Rietze C.A.R Design Studio

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At just over 520 acres, Bigwin is a spectacular island paradise boasting over 26,000 ft of majestic shoreline. With frontages ranging from 200-1000ft of pristine shoreline, residents can enjoy utmost privacy, glorious vistas, world-class golf, and resort amenities. A range of featured lots are currently on offer through The Eagle Landing Company, each with distinct character, exposure, and elevation. “The Juliana Series presents a truly unique opportunity for families to write their own history on Bigwin,” said David Smith, President, Eagle Landing Company. “A robust, traditional (retro) look and feel is combined with ecofriendly, modern efficiencies & technology, and open and flexible spaces designed to meet the everchanging needs of families. There has never been a better time to live, play and experience Bigwin.”


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The Caruk Group Exclusively Commissioned to Build  

Master Contractor Jim Caruk, Together with Designer Craig Rietze, Debut Stone & Timber "Juliana Series” for prestigious Golf Resort Communit...