This rural cottage, located on a remote private road, was originally part of a family owned summer compound built in the early 1800’s. The interior was modernized in the 1950’s including dropped acoustic tile ceilings and a bathroom and kitchen addition built without a proper foundation. Our renovations removed the earlier addition, exposed the original wide plank, heart-pine flooring and discarded the acoustic tile to expose the peaked ceilings and beams. We raised the collar ties for additional height, and added a large dormer to the rear allowing us to convert the attic to a fully useable bedroom and small office at the top of the stairs. The cottage was newly winterized and includes radiant floor heating and a recirculating fireplace which ducts heats to the entire house. New energy efficient windows and doors were installed throughout and relocated so as to provide for future expansion based on our masterplans for the site.