Rick's Retro Cabin & Reclusive Georgian Bay Island

Rick's Retro Cabin & Reclusive Georgian Bay Island

Rachael Grad
Jul 5, 2010

Name: Rick
Location: Georgian Bay — Ontario, Canada
Size: approximately 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: Rick's family has owned the cottage since 1950

Situated on a 1-acre island in Ontario's Georgian Bay, this small cottage is accessible only by boat. Rick is planning to extensively renovate his cottage, but before he does, we captured the cottage in its current state — the same it's been since the 1980's.

The main room was built in 1919. Rick's family bought the cabin in 1950 and since then, has spent every summer up North on their little island. As most of the decor was chosen before Rick was an adult, a typical Apartment Therapy Survey does not work for Rick's cabin.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Favorite Element: the dining/living room porch.

Biggest Challenge: maintaining a place surrounded by a provincial park and the harsh Canadian winters.

What Friends Say: it's authentic.

Thanks, Rick!

Images: Rachael Grad

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