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Author: John de Visser RCA & Judy Ross
Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS, Mar 2006
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-55407-657-9

Stealing a look at charming classic & contemporary boathouses. Award-winning photographer John de Visser & lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of the North Country's most enticing boathouses -- the rustic, the charming, the grand, the glamorous. Color photos; 10x10 inches; 264 pgs.

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Some date back 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 lavish to Shaker simplicity to Adirondack modern. Inside are inspired sitting rooms, bedrooms, baths, kitchens, and cherished collections of antiques and memorabilia.

Lush color 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.

Boathouses is brimming with design ideas for cottagers, decorators, builders, architects -- even landlocked homeowners.


The strength of Boathouses is in its photography... a good addition to any cottage, or boathouse, table. (Zander Sherman Muskoka Magazine 200707)

Brimming with design ideas and practical advice, this book offers inspiration for cottagers, decorators -- even landlocked homeowners. (Doctor's Review 200706)

Filled with history and photographs... that will leave you dreaming of owning one of these lovely boathouses someday. (The Cottager 200610)

Each boathouse is featured over several pages, with luminous interior and exterior photos... plenty of stories and anecdotes. (Carolyn Leitch Globe and Mail 20060616)

Beautifully illustrated tome walks you through 45 fantastic boathouses... excellent gift for anyone with a retreat in the Muskoka area. (Jenn Houlihan Style at Home 20060801)

A lovely album of high-end boat shelters and their associated residences. (Woodenboat Review 200607)

The inspiring sitting rooms, kitchens, beds and baths are filled with decorating ideas galore. (Cottage Style 200611)

Brimming with rich, detailed photographs, design ideas and practical advice, this book is essential for cottagers, decorators, architects. (Great Lakes Boating Magazine 200707)

Boathouses would be a good addition to any cottage, or boathouse, table. (Zander Sherman Muskoka Magazine )

Offers inspiration and insight.... A popular pick. (The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch )

About the Authors:

As one of North America's finest photographers, John de Visser's images have been featured in more than 40 books, including Summer Cottages and The Thousand Islands. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

Judy Ross
's travel and lifestyle articles have appeared in House and Home, Cottage Life, Town and Country, and Travel and Leisure. She has co-authored five previous books with John de Visser. She lives in Collingwood, Ontario.

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