Showing posts with label board and batten. Show all posts
Showing posts with label board and batten. Show all posts

Monday, April 04, 2016

Windover 1 & Windover II

Good morning!

Here I am in Nova Scotia again........came over last week to stay with our grandchildren while their parents are enjoying a little getaway.

It's really, really cold here this week with a bit of snow yesterday, but I still have cottages on my mind.

The cottages I'm sharing today are really unique in that there's a main house and then a cottage/guesthouse/boathouse.  How would you like that?!

They're located in Muskoka, area well known for it's posh weekend living with over 100,000 summer residents who live in mega mansions.  (Year round residents number about 60,000.)

According to Wikipedia, "many of the seasonal properties are large mansion-like summer estates, some of which have been passed down through families from generation to generation. Most of these expensive properties can be found along the shores of Muskoka's three major lakes: Lake MuskokaLake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph. In recent years, various Hollywood and sports stars have built retreats in Muskoka, including Steven SpielbergTom HanksMike Weir,[2] Martin ShortHarry HamlinCindy CrawfordGoldie Hawn and Kurt Russell."

That gives you an idea of summer living in Muskoka!

Windover I

The main house.

Windover II


Just park your boat next to the living room!

Love this living room in the boathouse.

The family room.

Muskoka Living

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Lake Cottage by Sarah Richardson Designs

Sarah Richardson's design team has been hard at work on this newly built cottage for a family of six.

Even though it's new, it looks like it's been there forever.  

With beadboard, board and batten and vintage touches throughout, the cottage is a sheer delight.


The soft green ceiling is a nice addition.  The large windows and natural light bring the outdoors in.
And the distressed looking floors would be so low maintenance.

Antique corbels add to the aged look.

Nice pattern on the ceiling.

Country Living