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


  1. Good morning - I enjoyed seeing the photos of the main house but, for me, the boat house was the prize! Thanks for posting as I always enjoy seeing your latest finds. LSP

    1. I so totally agree with you.....the boathouse is a gem!

  2. Thank you for posting. The main house reminded me of the Sarah Richardson lake house she did for her show - the floor plan seemed similar. Loved all the fresh whites and creams, and the cabinetry in the kitchen.
    Stay warm!

    1. Thanks for your note - things are warming up here finally! Yes, those large windows overlooking the water do remind me of Sarah's cottage, as well - they offer such a beautiful view - it's definitely a charmer!