When demolishing their old home to accommodate their new, custom home, they wanted a place their growing family could call home – and not feel cramped.
When they decided to move back to Ontario from British Columbia, the owners brought a bit of the west coast with them.
For generations, the family came to the lake near Bayfield and settled on a piece of land on the shoreline of Lake Huron. As the family grew, it became apparent that there was a need for change. The original cottage and surrounding out buildings were tired and in need of major renovations. The family decided on building and Oke Woodsmith was just what they needed. It was no small task as input from multiple family members was taken into consideration.
“The most successful renovations are those in which a homeowner and a designer blend their ideas, taking their collective vision to new heights.
That was the experience of an Exeter-area couple who wanted to create a stronger sense of connection between the interior and exterior of their 1 ½-storey, yellow-brick home, which was built about 15 years ago. With their pickled wood finishes, the rooms were dated and didn’t reflect the stately appearance of the exterior.”