Remember THIS post of what our 3 season cottage looked like?
I loved this place the moment we arrived... I love the trees and wooded long driveway.
Eventually we actually did finished the renovations as well! Here are some before and after shots.
The fireplace and full chimney had to come down
Cabinets, counter top and backsplash went in
Large floor tiles were laid
Dining Area Before
Dining Area After
Fortunately for us when the window installers broke the new window... it wasn't our fault. All the windows in the house were replace with new windows but due to the size of this bay window we had to just add new dual pane glass to the existing window frame. We did opt out of the slider to have a more clear view.
Living Room After
And can you believe I can't find a picture looking out the window so here is one from the listing. They came last fall to take pictures when we were considering selling but decided to stick it out another winter and see what it was like.
Main Bathroom Before
Main Bathroom finished...it has a full tub as well (you can see the surround in the mirror).
Master Bedroom Before (was actually two smaller bedrooms)
Master bedroom After
With walk in closet
The Basement Before was full size but not finished
Straight down the stairs was this
This area straight at the bottom of the stairs is now my craft room or third bedoom
This area of the basement
Became a fourth bedroom AKA Storage room (panel still needs to be covered).
Downstairs Bathroom Before
This area before was a sink area and had a hotwater tank room in the far corner.
We put in a cement pad outside for our hot tub we brought from BC as it was worth more then we could sell it for at the time so moving it was worth the cost to us.
Now that it's finished...we LoVe it! The summers here are amazing! This view is something I will never tire of. It could be cut back a bit to see the preserve across the river from us but we enjoy the view as it is.
Enjoying the peace, quiet and tranquillity of this property.
And we certainly enjoy sitting down at the dock in the sun
Having campfires with friends...both day and night.
But the winters are just too cold. It's a hard choice to make. This property is everything we wanted. The first winter here we were told was mild and it was manageable Cold for me but manageable). I even thought heck this isn't so bad. Then this winter happened. We had 5 months of snow, snow and more snow. I kept my chin up in the beginning. Through the first couple of months but the wind chill factors in Ontario are horrid. The feels like temperatures of -25 to -40 quite regularly are more then my sanity can handle.
So we have listed our little bit of heaven for sale HERE and we will see what happens... If it doesn't sell we get to enjoy another summer here. If it does sell we get to enjoy a warmer winter next year. Either way we will make the best of it knowing we are still working towards finding what makes us all as a family truly happy.
We do not know where we will go yet exactly if the house does sell. We may go back to BC where the winters are warmer. We may put stuff in storage and hit the road in the RV and travel for a couple years...only time will tell but our hearts will lead the way.