Award-Winning Beach Cottage Remodel

Cottage RemodelReclaimed materials, optimized layout & storage, and beautiful design make for a mini retreat that’s all about maximum fun on the water.

By Fran Sigurdsson, Published: May 1, 2012, Cabin Life Magazine

Is it a cabin or a cabana? No matter – Gerry and Sheri Weber call their mini retreat perfect. “We love it,” says Sheri of this 440-square-foot getaway on Pleasant Lake, N.H.

Actually, the couple owns another much loved (and bigger) retreat on a mill pond just a quarter mile away. A short commute from their north Boston residence, the Webers vacation there year-round, as they have for the past 20 years.

A quest for dock space, though, led these Midwest natives to “The Point,” a lakeside enclave of vintage rental cabins. When the property came on the market in 2010, the couple purchased a part of it. With 800 feet of waterfront, there’s plenty of room for the family’s Sea Ray boat and sundry water toys. Their 1.6-acre lot also came with two century-old cabins.

Since town regulations allow only one per lot now, the Webers decided to remodel the cabin on the beach. Dismantling the other on the point opened the view of the lake. Another bonus: the salvaged components could be used in the remodel, greatly reducing the amount of new material needed for the project and debris destined for the landfill.

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Posted by Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”

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