Did you know that 976 lighthouses across Canada were recently declared surplus property?
Did you know that since then, I’ve been totally obsessed with the idea of buying a lighthouse and converting it into a cottage?
Think about it. They are in the most beautiful locations. They are all waterfront properties. They all offer the very best views. And they are all architecturally interesting buildings with a ton of history and character.
I think you’d need a brilliant architect. And a fantastic contractor. And probably a bucket of money for the renovation.
But besides all that, what an exciting interior design challenge that would be!
These are just a few of the images I found of ones that have been converted all over the world.
Can you imagine anything better?!?
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A barely controllable urge to organize, move furniture around and paint walls, along with a healthy addiction to HGTV is something my family and friends can attest to.
After running out of rooms to design in my own home, I moved on to my friend’s spaces and design challenges to feed my passion. Finally, I decided it was time to make it official and began a staging and design program.
Earning my accreditation in early 2009, I started "rouge." -- a small side-business offering staging & design services.