We close on the lakehouse tomorrow. It will officially be ours!! It’s weird that it’s 1500km away because I’m itching to paint and decorate! Soon, I hope, soon. In the meantime, another lakehouse we secretly ogled has since sold. Curious?
We ultimately decided against this one because:
- It has a much larger living space than we need, and it’s massively high ceilings would cost a small fortune to heat.
- While I love the main floor layout, the second floor is very small and awkward: there is a bathroom separating the two tiny bedrooms, so it would have been a huge task to combine the bedrooms to one that would suit our needs (the master is on the main floor, by the front door).
- It is more deserted than our lakehouse, which is private but has handy neighbors.
- There is weird red clay out that way that coats vehicles with red dust. It would drive a tidy freak like me insane.
- Overall, it needed a lot of work, aesthetically (unfortunately, those floors are laminate!) but also with maintenance, etc.
Despite these drawbacks, I really liked this home and had dreamed up some ideas! Hubby was not at all taken with it, even though it was much less expensive than ours. Our realtor was also really opposed. But look at what a cutie it is!
|The view is . . . I’m speechless.|
I can’t express enough how much I loved this living room/dining room layout. More than our place, actually, because it’s just so huge! So much potential for furniture layouts – I envisioned separate television-watching and lake-watching areas (like our lakehouse rental). Ours, as you’ll soon see, is a little limited. The kitchen had potential too: I pictured a beautiful island in a bright hue, contrasted with crisp white cabinetry. The height of the ceilings would have accommodated some really statement-making light fixtures!
|The spaceship shower was inevitable.|
It seems space portal showers and teeny guesthouse/saunas are de rigueur with lakehouses in Northwestern Ontario. I’m happy to see this great property has sold. I hope the new owners love it as much as we love our place. Do you think it would be weird if I knocked on their door with some mood boards and floor plan ideas?
P.S. Haven’t I seen that garage on an episode of Criminal Minds??