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A Rock-Solid Dream Home

First, they had a dream, then they had a home, and now they have a legacy – thanks to the superior workmanship of RWH Construction.

Wayne’s vision began with a plot of land overlooking Haas Lake which he and his wife had owned for five years prior to building on it. Their primary residence was in Toronto, but they longed for a second home in cottage country. One where their extended family could comfortably gather together to create lasting memories.

It’s where they envisioned their ultimate dream home.

On the recommendation of a friend, Wayne contacted Ryan Hayter at RWH Construction in Fenelon Falls and they had their first consultation. Wayne says, “I come from a design background and my wife and I had plenty of ideas. We had gathered images and made sketches but we needed someone with the knowledge and skills to make it real.”

Under Ryan’s expert guidance, their dream would soon become a reality. The team at RWH worked closely with them to take their vision to the next level. As a full-service custom build and design company RWH took care of every detail, offering both architectural and interior design services.

The house was built using post and beam construction, the mechanics of which fascinated Wayne, “The quality of the workmanship is really outstanding, and the workers were always a delight – they would stop to tour us around whenever we came to check the progress.”

He adds, “And the interior design team was fantastic at helping with cabinet colours, trim, and flooring – this was a collaboration, but they pulled it all together with their expertise.”

A key part of the couple’s dream was to find a way to connect the indoors with the outdoors. RWH blended the kitchen and dining room with the living room into one large area, allowing for a dining table big enough to seat 12 people. Adjoining this is a spacious 3-season room accessible through huge 18-ft wide sliding doors that fold up into a cove near the gas fireplace.

No country home would be complete without a wood fire as well, so they decided to install a second fireplace in the 3-season room. Since there is no basement, for added comfort they installed heated slab flooring throughout.

Cozy, bright, and welcoming, this area has become the heart of their home and it’s where the family spends most of its time. It brings them all so much joy to spend time together in one place while also having enough room to enjoy their own space. Wayne says, “As soon as you step in the door you get a sense of inner peace.”

The care and attention to detail shown by RWH left Wayne and his wife extremely satisfied with their experience,

“This was a different level of engagement, the team was so supportive – they are really conscientious builders.”

Nestled in the trees, with its stunning view and granite steps leading to the water, this home is a majestic sight to behold and leaves a legacy to be proud of. Wayne says, “It really is a dream come true to be living here.”

RWH Construction has 40 years of experience designing and building homes and cottages and they serve the Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, Peterborough, North Kawartha, Trent Lakes, and South Durham region. Visit their website to view their portfolio and learn more about the comprehensive services they offer.

RWH Construction

13 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls

705 887 4773