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Pine, Stone and Gabled Roof Accent Lake Skugog Home

October 06, 2017 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAROLD CLARK

Log and timber construction provide natural warmth inside and out.

Our Homes Peterborough Mid-Summer 2017A version of this article originally appeared in the Mid-Summer 2017 issue of   OUR HOMES Peterborough Kawartha Lakes Cobourg Durham Region Port Hope, p.40. Find Find local businesses in our Peterborough directory.

When a couple decided to replace their older, three-season cottage on Lake Scugog with a new home featuring a separate lower-level suite, they sought out 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame in Bobcaygeon. Following a meeting and a tour of a model home, the couple landed a custom plan that would work for them.
 
As part of its service, Confederation offers a 3-D walk-through of the home prior to production. It also pre-assembles all of the logs and timbers and invites clients to tour the home before they ship it to the site. The owners hired builder R. Moore Homes and construction began in 2015.
 
With its walkout basement, the one-and-a-half-storey log home stands tall above Lake Scugog’s shore. The home’s lakeside view gets its elegant look thanks to white pine walls, timber-frame accents and natural stone combined with multiple gabled rooflines, a glass-panelled deck and walls of windows. Street side, a stone path from the driveway leads to a covered veranda and the home’s entrance. It meanders to one side and becomes a barrier-free mini-boardwalk to the front deck. 
 
Armour stone decorates gardens around the home and forms two steps leading down to the lake. A reflecting pond, with a cascading waterfall was included in the landscaping. Inside, the main floor of the 3,300 sq. ft. home is open, bright and airy. 
 
Dark brown, maple hardwood floors contrast against a mix of natural wood and an earth-tone palette. At the heart of the home, a two-sided, natural stone, propane fireplace from Southern Comfort Hearth & Home stretches from floor to ceiling. As well as adding warmth and beauty, the fireplace provides some separation between the living room and the kitchen and dining area.
 
Upstairs are two bedrooms and a guest bath. A loft serves as a small sitting and meditation area with an office space. The lower level has separate living quarters with a walk-out and views of the lake.

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