Back in the 1950s, the people living on Sound Island in Placentia Bay knew their way of life was coming to an end. The preacher and the lone merchant had already left town for good and residents were leaving the island for work. Gradually, the communities emptied as people brought everything with them – even […]
It’s winter, and retirement living is easy. Gene and Bonnie Anstey play cards with a couple of friends as the snow falls outside their simple cabin by the lake. The stove is stocked with wood Gene cut last fall and hot mugs of cocoa keep the crowd extra warm. The Ansteys bought the property along […]
“It was all about the grandchildren. They’re 10 and 12 and I wanted them to experience an around the bay, ocean view, old house,” says Gail Parsons. When she first saw the newspaper ad for the house, she didn’t know where St. Joseph’s was. Figuring it was worth finding out, she set out with her […]
What do you do when you want a traditional saltbox but you own a square house built in the 1960s? If you’re Grant and Trudy, you renovate. Extensively.
The antique Fawcett wood stove keeps the cabin warmed perfectly throughout the hunting season as the old ash box keep it running clean. Combined with a near-ancient oil stove that works as if it came straight from the factory last week and a propane oven that cooks up a mean moose roast, the Barney Nob […]
“Now that it’s done, we love it here. There’s nothing like it, we just totally relax when we’re here,” says Tara Bishop, standing in the outport house she and her husband Wayne renovated into a weekend escape. While their two daughters hang out in the living room, Wayne and Tara recall the extensive renovation they […]
“This cabin has a name,” says Kent Sargent, standing on the back patio of his log cabin in Terra Nova. “It’s Simple Pleasures, because that’s what life’s about.”Everything here has a story – a stick in the shape of a dog, a tuft of moose hair, dried flowers hanging from the ceiling, the furniture. But […]