Boathouses

by Visser John De

BOSTON MILLS PRESS | October 3, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Stealing a look at charming classic and contemporary boathouses

Award-winning photographer John de Visser and lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of the North Country''s most enticing boathouses -- the rustic, the charming, the grand, the glamorous. Some date back to the 1800s and have changed little over the past century; others are recent eye-catching additions to the water''s edge. Styles range from Victorian lavish to Shaker simplicity to Adirondack modern. Inside are inspired sitting rooms, bedrooms, baths, kitchens, and cherished collections of antiques and memorabilia.

Lush color photographs reveal how owners, architects, and designers have made each working boathouse an exceptional place to live as well as a perfect home for prized canoes, sleek motorboats, vintage mahogany launches and, in one case, a day-sailer with a 35-foot mast.

Boathouses is brimming with design ideas for cottagers, decorators, builders, architects -- even landlocked homeowners.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 1 in

Published: October 3, 2012

Publisher: BOSTON MILLS PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554076579

ISBN - 13: 9781554076574

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Boathouses

by Visser John De

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 10.25 × 10.25 × 1 in

Published: October 3, 2012

Publisher: BOSTON MILLS PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554076579

ISBN - 13: 9781554076574

About the Book

A tribute to 45 boathouses beautifully documented by an award-winning photographer. Full of design ideas the styles range from Victorian to Shaker and the boathouses are exceptional places to live as well as store boats.

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Introduction Life in a Boathouse My summer days begin when the sun rises over Crown Island on Lake Muskoka. Shafts of sunlight ripple across the lake and bounce off the water into my boathouse bedroom. Without moving from my bed I can see this miracle of day breaking. I get up and put the coffee on. As the boathouse fills with gauzy light, I pad about in bare feet and enjoy the quiet while others continue to sleep. With warm coffee mug in hand, I make my way outside to water the flowers in the window boxes that line two sides of the boathouse. I pick off dead blossoms, poke at the soil, and breathe in the fresh air, fragrant with pine. The dock underfoot is damp with dew, and the sun is just beginning to drink up the morning mist as I slide into the lake for my ritual morning swim. All is silent, except for a seagull calling to me from the boathouse roof. Treading the soft water a short distance from shore, I watch my cat, the only other creature stirring, as she rounds the corner of the boathouse, crosses a patch of rock, then curls into the base of the cedar tree next to the bird feeder. This routine happens every summer morning at our island boathouse-cottage in Muskoka. It is my family''s treasured retreat. The boathouse is our emotional anchor, the place that roots us, the place to which we all return. I''ve been coming to these two small islands belonging to my aunt since I was a child -- long enough to know every inch of lichen-covered rock, the shoreline''s every nook
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Loon''s Nest
  3. Kuskinook
  4. Old Woman''s Island
  5. Chadimar
  6. The Pines
  7. Windy Ridge
  8. Sullivan Island
  9. Montcalm Point
  10. Gibraltar Island
  11. The Boathouse
  12. Driftwood
  13. Kinloch
  14. Llanlar
  15. The Log House
  16. Wingberry Cottage
  17. Langton House
  18. Sunset Island
  19. Black Forest Island
  20. Calypso
  21. Cedar Island
  22. Charing Cross
  23. The Walker Collection
  24. Willardby
  25. The Rookery
  26. Montana Lago
  27. The Shallows
  28. Holiday House
  29. Owl Island
  30. Norway Point
  31. Monyca Island
  32. Brigadoon Island
  33. Cliff Island
  34. Blueberry Hill
  35. Christmas Island
  36. TamLwood
  37. Marmilwood
  38. Point William
  39. Woodmere
  40. Sunnysides
  41. Chaynemac
  42. Lyford Island
  43. Ouno Island
  44. Horseshoe Island
  45. Hideaway Island
  46. Willowood
  47. Epilogue

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Stealing a look at charming classic and contemporary boathouses

Award-winning photographer John de Visser and lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of the North Country''s most enticing boathouses -- the rustic, the charming, the grand, the glamorous. Some date back to the 1800s and have changed little over the past century; others are recent eye-catching additions to the water''s edge. Styles range from Victorian lavish to Shaker simplicity to Adirondack modern. Inside are inspired sitting rooms, bedrooms, baths, kitchens, and cherished collections of antiques and memorabilia.

Lush color photographs reveal how owners, architects, and designers have made each working boathouse an exceptional place to live as well as a perfect home for prized canoes, sleek motorboats, vintage mahogany launches and, in one case, a day-sailer with a 35-foot mast.

Boathouses is brimming with design ideas for cottagers, decorators, builders, architects -- even landlocked homeowners.

About the Author

As one of North America''s finest photographers, John de Visser''s images have been featured in more than 40 books, including Summer Cottages and The Thousand Islands. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

Judy Ross''s travel and lifestyle articles have appeared in House and Home, Cottage Life, Town and Country, and Travel and Leisure. She has co-authored five previous books with John de Visser. She lives in Collingwood, Ontario.

by John de Visser, R.C.A. and Judy Ross

Editorial Reviews

[Ross]'' passion for the region and its beauty if hard to resist.
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