Award-winning photographer John de Visser and lifelong cottager Judy Ross take readers inside 45 of Canada's most enticing boathouses - the rustic, the charming, the grand and the glamorous.
Some date to the 1800s and have changed little over the past century; others are recent eye-catching additions to the water's edge.
Styles range from Victorian lavishness to Shaker simplicity to Adirondack modernism.
Inside are inspired sitting rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and cherished collections of antiques and memorabilia.
Lush colour photographs reveal how owners, architects and designers have made each working boathouse an exceptional place to live as well as a perfect home for prized canoes, sleek motorboats, vintage mahogany launches and, in one case, a day-sailer with a 35-foot mast.
An exclusive tour inside 45 remarkable buildings, Boathouses is rich with exceptional designs and ideas.
One of the world's finest photographers, John de Visser has had his images featured in more than 40 books, including Summer Cottages and The Thousand Islands.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 264 pages, 360 colour photos
- Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/12/2011
- Category: Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
- ISBN: 9781554076574