Decorating & Design

January 17, 2017

This Cozy Lodge Is Filled With Cool Canadiana

When Don Tapscott, an entrepreneur and bestselling author on business technology, and Ana Lopes, a corporate director and social entrepreneur, first stepped into this romantic 1952 lodge, it was as if time had stood still. “It felt like the quintessential Adirondack cottage from the ’50s — lots of pine, taxidermy, laminates, plywood, turquoise bathroom tiles, a river-rock fireplace and decades-old furniture,” recalls Ana. Because of the property’s rich history, they felt like custodians of a Muskoka legacy. So, Don and Ana began a painstaking restoration and expansion that took four years to complete. The project was overseen by Dave McKey of Goose Lake Custom Builders, whose father, as fate would have it, built the original cabin. Reclaimed wood was used to create walls and doors, local river rocks made up the fireplace and the pegged-oak floors were stained the same color as those in the original part of the lodge. Go inside the eclectic, laid-back space filled with vintage decor and cool Canadiana finds.

Author: Barbara Sgroi

Angus Fergusson


House & Home May 2011


Ana Lopes and Don Tapscott