It was time for this 70-year old lakeside cottage in beautiful Val David, Quebec, to be given a new life. We transformed this home inside and out, and brought it up to modern standards for year-long country living. Most notably, we cleared all the overgrown shrubbery blocking the incredible view of the lake, and added 18 feet of doors and windows off the living room leading out to the new cedar deck and screened-in porch. The result of this 4-month renovation with my team at Irontree Construction is a bright, airy and cozy retreat nestled in the woods.

Scroll down to see the amazing “before and afters”!

(All photo credits: Camil Tang)