Here is an email we received from Sue: “I’m writing because I wanted to show you a home created by two of the most creative, eclectic, quirky and capable people I’ve ever met- my Mom and Dad. They have recently finished their fantastic house near Bancroft, Ontario; a house they designed, built and decorated almost all by themselves. And what’s the first thing they did when it was finished? Put it up for sale, of course. There are more home design projects ahead! This is the link for the webpage they created for potential buyers.” This is pretty much my dream home. SERIOUSLY. It is absolutely gorgeous. The spaciousness, the cabin feel to it, tons of WATERFRONT land, the large plank pine floors, a bunkie (!!!)….I could on and on. Instead, I’ll show you a whole bunch of photos of it so you can see what I mean.
*the foyer features an antique tin ceiling*
*The lower level is built around a sunken living room with a long bench seat in the window for reading and afternoon siestas. A wood stove is the warm heart of the house; a stone floor provides rustic character. The space is open to the studio level above.*
*The cabinets in the custom kitchen are recycled antique chests-of-drawers, buffets and display cases, refinished and integrated into counters and an island with butcher-block tops.*
*And then there’s the screen room: 350 square feet of comfort in the trees, with an open-frame ceiling that soars to 20 feet.*
*The completely open studio level upstairs contains four dormer nooks for creative space or sleeping guests, plus a long studio/gallery with railings overlooking the main level. At the far end, floor to ceiling bookshelves rise up 10 feet over an antique gas fireplace insert and mantle. Rolling bookshelves along the sides provide access to generous under-eave storage.*
*A guest bunkie just below the house features a spacious sleeping loft and a whimsical main level. A separate deck overlooks the lake.*