A version of this article originally appeared in the Holiday/Winter 2018/19 issue of OUR HOMES Wellington County, Orangeville, Caledon, p.60. Find local businesses in our Wellington directory.
“Once you’re bitten by the log bug, there’s no turning back!” says this British Columbia couple who recently relocated to Ontario's Caledon Hills. They left their log home in B.C. and searched the hills for a property that would suit their must-have list: lots of room for dogs and horses, spectacular country views and the prerequisite log house.
They planned an addition and renovation to triple the size of the original kitchen, and add a great room and mudroom/laundry room on the main floor. A master suite was planned for upstairs.
They juggled the floor plan like pieces of a puzzle until they got the flow they wished for while accommodating a tall maple tree and existing well head.
They approache Ted Bryk and Mary Lawson of Dalerose Country to handle the construction.
Dalerose moved the staircase to the rear of the house, which brought more light to the entryway and into the centre of the existing home. Bryan’s Fuel installed a propane furnace, propane tank, and duct work in the new addition as well as ran ducts into the existing part of the home.
The new design opened up the main floor for a generous kitchen which boasts a five-and a-half by eight-foot island topped with a giant single slab of granite.
The new great room allows for spectacular views of this country property. A wall of birdhouses is a charming example of the owner's love of collecting.
A catwalk connects the addition to the original structure. On one side, it leads to the spacious master suite. In the original part of the house, one bedroom was sacrificed to create a hallway between the two guest rooms.
Outside, an attached garage and a large front porch complement the style.