The Cottage: A Work in Progress
Dean Caillier offers this expert advice on renovating an old cottage: “Tear it down!” These words of wisdom come after his years of working to renovate and build onto an existing cabin, which is situated on a heavily wooded property with a breathtaking view of Lac Bernard.
With his wife Colleen, Dean bought the place nine years ago and they have been working on it ever since. Luckily, as an architectural designer and owner of Tree House Design Inc., Dean knows what he is doing. But as a father of three daughters, with a budget that didn’t allow for a tear -down project, the need for space in a hurry overshadowed that always annoying fifty-fifty hindsight. ht.
THIS PAGE: The stunning setting and view sold the property; the new kitchen is by Ashton Kitchens; the cherry island is by Kris Custom Furnishings; Dean relaxing.