This Halls Lake cottage was built in 2000 and since then it has nestled nicely into its surroundings making it feel like a building that has been in its place for 70 years or more. One thing the owners wanted when they built it was to leave as much of the original landscape as they could in tact, taking down only a few trees to build the cottage and running the hydro under ground. When the cottage was done, they planted more trees around it to give them privacy and that extra cottage feel. Another great aspect outside was to use the flat rocks that had been dug up from the foundation for their stairs down to the lake and fire pit patio.
Once inside, the upstairs has two bedrooms, a washroom, a side door entrance area, and a kitchen family room along the front with floor to ceiling windows that look down at the lake. The basement has 2 good size bedrooms, a laundry room, and a big recreation room area for all of the grandchildren to hang out on those rainy days or in the evenings. One of my favourite details about this cottage is the side door entrance where you walk in. They have laid real flagstone down to meet up with the hardwood floor. This unique feature keeps the wood and rock look and a nice cottage atmosphere. Their fireplace, although built with man made rock over a gas insert, has the look of an old cottage fireplace that was built 100 years ago like in the cottage the owner used as a kid.
If you are up early enough here you can catch a beautiful sunrise while looking across the lake from their dock. There is lots of sun until about 3 to 4ish and from there they move up to the cottage deck for cocktails and more sun before dinner.
On weekends this cottage is full of the owner’s growing family including children and 10 grandchildren with more on the way. It is a place everyone meets to have fun together and share memories. It is full of skiers, wake boarders, swimmers, cooks, and readers.
The family’s favourite cottage tradition is Canada Day weekend when the whole gang is up to start the summer off with a bang. Saturday night is full of food, games, fireworks, and a bonfire. They always have a full cottage and wouldn’t want it any other way.