Surrounded by a winter wonderland, this updated log home on Lake Huron is a modernized escape from city life and hosts a growing clan. The original tamarack log cottage was built in 1863 and has only ever been owned by two families. The homeowners worked with architect John Rutledgeand general contractor Leo Al’s Contracting to construct a new cottage around the old in order to offer modern-day living for future generations.
Local designer Carla Pavlovof CR Designswas brought in during the project’s early stages. The focal point of the original cabin is a new gas fireplace with stone masonry flanked by candle-style wall sconces. Windows are draped with a neutral yet fun slub-yarn cotton fabric that complements the inherent textural quality of the log walls.
A second sitting area, accessed through an archway, has a stunning stone-clad wood burning fireplace positioned between beams and timber posts – a thoughtful reverence to the original log structure. Carla selected Maritime White by Benjamin Moorefor the walls, a warm touch that provides a soft and subtle canvas so the stone and grain of the timbers take command of the space.