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Paperback Published: 1st December 2011
ISBN: 9781554076574
Number Of Pages: 264

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Award-winning photographer John de Visser and lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of Canada's most enticing boathouses - the rustic, the charming, the grand and the glamorous. Some date 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 lavishness to Shaker simplicity to Adirondack modernism. Inside are inspired sitting rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and cherished collections of antiques and memorabilia. Lush colour 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. An exclusive tour inside 45 remarkable buildings, Boathouses is rich with exceptional designs and ideas. One of the world's finest photographers, John de Visser has had his images featured in more than 40 books, including Summer Cottages and The Thousand Islands.

Boathouses would be a good addition to any cottage, or boathouse, table.--Zander Sherman"Muskoka Magazine" (07/01/2007)
[Ross]' passion for the region and its beauty if hard to resist.--Liz Campbell"FYI (Oakville)" (09/30/2012)
Brimming with design ideas and practical advice, this book offers inspiration for cottagers, decorators -- even landlocked homeowners.-- (06/01/2007)
The strength of Boathouses is in its photography... a good addition to any cottage, or boathouse, table.-- (07/01/2007)
Filled with history and photographs... that will leave you dreaming of owning one of these lovely boathouses someday.-- (10/01/2006)
The beautifully illustrated tome walks you through 45 fantastic boathouses in Muskoka... An excellent gift for anyone with a retreat in the Muskoka area, this book might snag you a weekend invite.-- (08/01/2006)
A lovely album of high-end boat shelters and their associated residences.--Woodenboat Review (07/01/2006)
Brimming with rich, detailed photographs, design ideas and practical advice, this book is essential for cottagers, decorators, architects -- even landlocked homeowners.-- (10/01/2006)
Each boathouse is featured over several pages, with luminous interior and exterior photos... plenty of stories and anecdotes... All together, the boats, the boathouses and the many beautiful vistas combine to create a pleasant diversion for readers who want to immerse themselves in Muskoka's distinct culture.-- (06/16/2006)
The rustic, the charming, the glamorous and the grand!... The inspiring sitting rooms, kitchens, beds and baths are filled with decorating ideas galore.-- (11/01/2006)
This [book] offers inspiration and insight for any designer whether working at the cottage level all the way up to full-sized Victorian representations.... A popular pick.-- (02/01/2007)

Loon's Nest
Old Woman's Island
The Pines
Windy Ridge
Sullivan Island
Montcalm Point
Gibraltar Island
The Boathouse
The Log House
Wingberry Cottage
Langton House
Sunset Island
Black Forest Island
Cedar Island
Charing Cross
The Walker Collection
The Rookery
Montana Lago
The Shallows
Holiday House
Owl Island
Norway Point
Monyca Island
Brigadoon Island
Cliff Island
Blueberry Hill
Christmas Island
Point William
Lyford Island
Ouno Island
Horseshoe Island
Hideaway Island
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ISBN: 9781554076574
ISBN-10: 1554076579
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st December 2011
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 1.34