Designer Melody Duron and her husband, Bill, were planning to downsize to a smaller house in Toronto five years ago but, thanks to a hot real-estate market, they sold quickly and suddenly found themselves without a home. With their belongings in storage, they decamped to their weekend retreat in the hills of Mulmur, Ontario, to plan their next move.
Dubbed Lyric Pond, the 44-hectare property comprises wooded trails, five ponds, rolling fields and a country home. And it is enjoying a new chapter. After Melody and Bill settled in, they realized the hideaway should be their principal home. “The reality is we love our life at Lyric Pond,” says Melody.
Scroll down to see how this rustic country oasis became a full-time residence.