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Interior: Cozy cottage

Interior: Cozy cottage

Take a look inside this charming Quebec cottage. Author: Monic Richard

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Interior: Cozy cottage

This charming Quebec cottage holds its authentic look and feel by preserving pieces of history for a homey feel.

Usually an 80-year-old cottage shared by a large extended family would have endured several renovations as the decades ticked by, resulting in a mishmash of styles and some seriously dated decor. But this cottage in Quebec, nestled on a private lake in the Laurentians, has remained virtually untouched since it was built in 1933 – and the result is utterly charming.

Shared by four sisters and a cousin, plus their spouses and children, the year-round retreat is one of four cottages on a 2,000-acre property that the prominent Montreal family has owned for the past 100 years.
 

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Classic Quebecois cottage
The cottage exterior bears all the hallmarks of Quebecois style with its high-pitched roof, bell-cast eaves, casement dorner windows and stone chimney.

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Stone Fireplace
For as long as the owners can remember, the stone fireplace in the living room has been whitewashed. Propped on the mantel is a portrait of their grandmother.

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Warm dining room
As many as 14 people have gathered for meals in the cottage’s dining room, which is furnished with a table that has just “always been there,” says one of the owners.

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1930s kitchen cabinetry
Cedar-clad walls and original 1930s cabinetry make the kitchen a warm and inviting space.

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Porcelain double sink
The old porcelain double sink adds a charming sight to the cottage where very few changes have been allowed over the years.  

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Desk nook
A bright turquoise-painted desk and chair that have seen much love light up a small dark nook. 

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Cedar planked bedroom walls
The cedar planked walls, solid pine floors, casement windows and antique furnishings are all still original. Twin beds are a practical choice, especially when a lot of extended family is in residence.  

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Antique tub
Claw-footed tubs add a vintage bathroom feel. 

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Double faucet sink
The original fixtures like this bathroom sink with its separate hot and cold faucets are still in good working order. 

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