The Story


Learn about the History of this Cute Cottage Circa 1950


Just like you, I was cottaging in my early 20's each summer enjoying adventures in the different hideaway places of Ontario. I decided to buckle down and actually purchase a place. This was my first home and the first place I saw and made an offer and realized that this would be a live long fixer up project before the HGTV even aired shows about cottage fixer uppers. Since 2007, the hard-work that went into fixing the cottage was slow, stressful but enjoyable since it is a small plot to manage. Highlighted in the pictures are some historic images and videos perhaps to show you the transition over the decade.

Circa 2007

Purchased in 2007, time wasn't kind to the home back in the day. It was lacking proper heat, water, electrical and even walls. however, the upgrade over the years is much better and pleasing to the eye.

Get rid of the Wood & Pine

Knotty pine was all the rage - but not when I took over.

I did paint the Kitchen Green

I didn't like it, so I redid the kitchen. Thanks iKea!

The Backyard Vision

The sad state of the backyard was transformed in a massive landscaping project last summer.Designed and executed to spec minus the massive fireplace, it all came together after 5 months in 2018.

Lighting up the backyard

Lighting up the finished product was fun. However hydro keeps the light on, but solar keeps the party going!