From camp cab­ins to chic cot­tages

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - HOME RENOVATION - Writ­ten by J ANE WHIT­ING Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON

Sit­ting per­fectly on the pic­turesque waterfront of New­boro Lake in the Rideau Lakes area, five pretty cot­tages have emerged from a ram­shackle camp of old fish­ing cab­ins and build­ings. It took an ex­haust­ing 18 months to com­plete the ugly-duck­ling trans­for­ma­tion, but owner Sharon Mon­son put her in­te­rior de­sign­ing skills and en­viro-friendly mind­set to work, re­sult­ing in a deluxe va­ca­tion re­treat called “The Cot­tages at Tur­tle Hill,” with which she is thrilled.

THIS PAGE: Kayaks wait at the dock for guests look­ing for ac­tiv­ity; the Lake House. RIGHT, TOP LEFT: A sym­bolic tur­tle; Din­ing ta­ble from Coun­try­time Fur­ni­ture in Kingston; La-Z-Boy Fur­ni­ture Gal­leries was a source for cot­tage-in­spired fur­nish­ings; Fabri­cland fab­ric and cus­tom foam from Hardy Mat­tress,

on Rich­mond Rd., trans­formed thrift-shop chairs; mod­ern meets rus­tic; vi­brant fab­rics re­fresh vin­tage finds .


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