Pigeon Lake Home

This project challenged us to transform an old seasonal cottage into a 4 season lake home, while maintaining the sentimental history.

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Project overview...

A happy customer is our key focus. It starts with careful listening and paying attention to the details to be able to turn the customers’ needs and wishes into reality. Mission accomplished with this beautiful family cottage renovation.

Our clients were very sentimental about retaining the original bones of the box of a cottage her parents purchased many years ago and transforming it into a modern, comfortable, functional  4 season lake home.

Our first challenge was to straighten out the frame of the existing cottage by straightening out the walls and reinforcing the roof which exposed more challenges as the interior was gutted. We then started digging to add a foundation for the new screen room, 2 more bedrooms and extending the living room.

The existing crawl space only had 30 inches of clearance. After dealing with the fact that we hit the water table, the clients now have 5 feet of high and dry clearance which now houses a new high efficiency HVAC, water heater and much needed storage.

The new improved cottage has a very functional flow for entertaining. The large living room, with painted tongue and groove walls and faux wood ceiling beams, seamlessly blends into the lovely galley kitchen, deck and screen room. The screen room has a large fireplace and a motorized TV lift mounted upside down so the TV drops out of the gable wall above the screen windows. Definitely a conversation piece! The new modern kitchen is set up for large gatherings accommodating a large harvest table and large island as well as a storage bench built beside the table for extra seating and storage. The two new bedrooms are nestled on the other side of the cottage away from the master bedroom with its new master ensuite including a free standing bathtub and graffiti tile in the shower.

The client was confident in the look she wanted for her new place as we included black framed windows, client created interior barn doors and rustic wood flooring to complete the project. 

The result was some very happy clients who now have a stylish, comfortable lake home full of family memories.

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