Cottages

July 5, 2022

This Ontario Farmhouse Could Be In Tuscany

Colomba Lamanna was visiting Tuscany with her husband, Pat, when she had a design epiphany. The Canadian-Italian couple was staying in a remote farmhouse with romantic, sunbaked stone walls. “It had an energy to it,” says Colomba. “It was located in the middle of nowhere, at the top of a hill. All you could see were flocks of sheep coming down the rolling hillside. It was pure peace.” She was officially inspired.

Upon returning to Toronto, Pat, who runs a salt, soil, gravel and waste business, promptly arranged for a showing of a farmhouse in the country that was for sale in Mono, Ont., an hour’s drive northwest of Toronto. Barely unpacked, the Lamannas found themselves standing on a steep hill gazing over the breathtaking Hockley Valley. With its unspoiled meadows and woodlands, the property had a natural splendour, as close to that Tuscan stunner as they were going to get. They were sold.

Keep scrolling to see what they did with this stunning country property!