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Custom Cottages

“Cottage Addiction” is a Thing … we’ve got the cure!

September 24, 2018

I think new cottages should come with a warning. It’s like an itch that starts around noon on Thursday and turns into a full-on nervous tick come Friday. You’ve gotta get out of these work clothes, out of the city and up to the cottage. It doesn’t end once you get there. In fact, the…

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Keep it Classic: Our Five Most Popular Custom Cottage Features

May 7, 2018

Creating a custom cottage that is beautiful, functional and fits you doesn’t happen by accident. At Marshall Homes, we want to hear your dreams, and build your cottage around them. We are intentional about designing a home that is both what you want and need — not just a place that looks great on paper.…

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From “oh no” to “oh wow!” – The Woods dream home becomes a reality.

April 16, 2018

For four decades, Steve and Donna Woods spent lazy summer days at their family’s cottage in the Haliburton Highlands. They came for the lakes, trails, shops and welcoming culture, but most of all, they loved the laid-back vibe. When it came time for the couple to retire, they knew there was nowhere else they’d rather…

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Building a custom cottage: the Fowler’s story

March 7, 2018

When you find a good thing, you stick with it. That’s the philosophy that prompted Bruce and Pat Fowler to partner with us in building not one, not two, but three personal projects over the years. The couple’s experience with us began when they needed a place large enough to accommodate their newly blended family…

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Custom kitchens: what’s new, what’s hot, what’s smart.

March 5, 2018

At Marshall Homes, we’re not about run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter kitchens. For our detached homes, it’s all about custom.

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407 ETR: Another reason to bet on the Kawarthas

September 22, 2017

Kawartha Region offers beauty, accessibility and strong investment potential thanks to rising property values. The prettiest patches of fresh water you’ll ever see. The soothing call of the loon. Nothing but relaxation for miles around. Summer vacations in cottage country are the best. But, actually getting to a lakeside retreat can be a different story.…

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Building a custom cottage: 4 reasons why new beats old

August 3, 2017

Life is better at the lake. No one knows this better than folks lucky enough to escape to Kawartha Lakes. Whether you’re gathering with family and friends for a weekend of fun or escaping for a quiet respite where relaxation is the only thing on your agenda, this idyllic region, with its abundance of lakes and natural beauty, is the ideal getaway.

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Finding the perfect Kawartha Lakes cottage property

August 2, 2017

If you’re planning to build a Marshall Homes cottage in the Kawarthas, selecting the right cottage property is a vital step in ensuring the successful outcome of your project. For most, the dream of owning a cottage is as much about your surroundings as the cottage itself. A spot that makes you feel inspired, relaxed and at home is ideal.

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