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Interior: Country cottage retreat
After spending youthful summers at her family’s cottage in Peterborough, Ont., an architect builds her own country retreat across the lake along with her own family memories.
The secluded Peterborough, Ont., getaway is about two hours northeast of Toronto and the ultimate refuge from the city: a private two-acre island with 1,800 feet of beguiling shoreline and a nautical-style interior made for lounging with a book or simply gazing at the placid portraits of lake, sky and trees framed in each unadorned window.
Why build a boathouse if you can’t leap off it? The sounds of happy splashing are heard all summer long from homeowner and architect Dee Dee Taylor Eustace’s family cottage on Stoney Lake in Peterborough, Ont.