A cozy haliburton county lake home build wows experienced flippers

Danielle and Gerry Visco say their Cedar Winds custom bungalow design and build was their smoothest yet

Features

The front of this quaint gem belies an impressive walkout, built on a tiered rocky edge of waterfront.

  • 9 ft. ceilings throughout
  • Dormers were engineered as an exterior-only element to reduce costs
  • Foam outer layer
  • Two offset foundations

Specifications

Bedrooms: Four
(two on main level, two on lower level)
Bathrooms: Three
Area: 1,368 sq. ft. (lower); 1,448 sq. ft. (main plus 200 sq. ft. screened porch)
Levels: Bungalow with walkout basement
Location: Drag Lake, Haliburton  County
Completed: 2011

From the home owners:

“We had three builders come to the property we’d bought on Drag Lake, and the reason why we went with Cedar Winds was gut instinct. Glenn was really easy to get along with and extremely personable. While we intended to use the new home as our cottage and a future retirement home, there was always the possibility of selling in our minds, and Cedar Winds also offered terrific value.”

Superior Cottage Design
“We met quite a few times to go over the designs of our space. Glenn was always willing to fix or change something to our liking.”

Unparalleled Flexibility
“When we were in the construction phase, something personal came up, and when we asked Glenn if we could put the project on pause, he did so, and for as long as we needed. This is not standard practice, but it’s an excellent example of the kind of experience Cedar Winds provides.”

Cost-conscious Alterations
“During construction, we decided to expand the living room by moving a wall. Most builders would put up resistance or gouge you. Not Glenn. He said yes right away and told us how much it would cost, and it was a price we were very happy with.”

Honest Project Management
“There are always glitches during builds. Glenn gave us worst-case scenarios and always came back with something better, whereas another builder would give us best-case scenarios and come back with something that was twice the cost.”

An Advocate In Your Corner
“A painter we had used before really let us down on this project. Glenn went to bat for us and got us some money back on the bill.”

After-service Support
“When we did a walk-through, I had my list of things that needed to be fixed or finished, but Glenn already had his own list, which he went above and beyond to complete. We’ve done a lot of renovations and built homes before. Cedar Winds has the best after-service support.” 

Take a Look Around

“When we did a walk-through, I had my list of things that needed to be fixed or finished, but Glenn already had his own list, which he went above and beyond to complete. We’ve done a lot of renovations and built homes before. Cedar Winds has the best after-service support.” 

~ Danielle and Gerry Visco