We are the choice for clientele seeking to build elite lifestyle spaces.


Gilbert + Burke is an industry leading design-build firm known for bespoke design, custom home and cottage construction, and extensive remodels in the Muskoka, Kawartha, and GTA regions. We create stunning, unique homes and cottages that are environmentally responsible, healthy, and energy smart.


Custom Homes

Custom Cottages

Home and Cottage Renovations

Home Designs


Check out Apartment Therapy’s tour of our Keene model home, showcasing the design possibilities of its bright, spacious interior. 


 G+B Resources

canadian cottagers guide free ebook

A Canadian Cottagers Guide: The Essentials

Your cottage is a place for quality time. Safety, alone time, and cottage valuation are also important for the optimal cottage experience. 

This eBook has the essential information you need to consider for cottage living. Whether you are builing a new cottage from the ground up, or just loving your current space, these insider tips will ensure you are getting the most of your cottage. 

The Ultimate Home Renovation Guide


In this guide, we cover the most common types of home renovations—starting at the entryway, moving through the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, basement, and even room additions. We provide an outlook on the design and build process, common pitfalls, and give practical design tips along the way.


Remodelling Your Vintage Cottage

Professional advice you need to know before renovating a vintage cottage

From an investment standpoint, to design considerations and maximizing an existing location and character—this ebook looks at the realities of how a successful renovation can make an old cottage new again. Design-Build professionals that specialize in old cottage remodelling projects know what it takes to create your perfect cottage vision.

Building Your New Custom Home

The complete guide to planning, designing, and building your custom home

There are a few critical steps that factor greatly into any successful new build. This guide aims to help you plan for the design and build of a new custom home that fits both your personality and lifestyle. Walking through the doors of your new home doesn’t happen overnight—and it shouldn’t. It’s worth the time and investment.


Turn Your Cottage into the Ultimate Home


Whether you’re new to cottaging or an experienced veteran, there are always ways to enhance the summer getaway experience for your guests and get the most out of your cottage. Use this guide as a reference as you plan your parties and reno projects that fall within your budget.  

checklist for designing your own kitchen free ebook

Professional advice you need to know before designing and building your kitchen

There’s no place where a home comes alive more than in the kitchen. Whether first thing in the morning, coming home from a long day, or entertaining on special occasions, the kitchen is where your home comes to life.

guide for making custom home budget free ebook

A must-read for anyone creating a custom home budget.

With so many options, finishings, and fixtures to choose, budgets can quickly balloon. With our eBook, you’ll learn about all the potential hidden costs, so you can make a realistic budget that gets you the custom home you want — for the right price.

guide to building a custom boathouse free ebook

Complete Guide to Building your Custom Boathouse

You already have your ideal cottage that’s become a home away from home. To complete your picturesque getaway, the final piece is building the boathouse of your dreams. Whether you envision an expansive rooftop deck, plenty of storage for boats and any other water toys or space to host loved ones, there are a few key steps in designing a boathouse successfully.