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The 1.5-acre island boasts a 3,000 square foot main house, a 600 square foot, one-bedroom guest house and an unfinished boathouse which will have 600 square feet of living space above when completed.

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Designer and architect Dee Dee Taylor Eustace has completed her family's cottage on an island in Stoney Lake, north of Peterborough.

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Dee Dee Taylor Eustace stands outside her newly-completed cottage.

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A side view of the main house.

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The cottage is only accessible by boat in summer.

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Costs escalated as the project advanced and changes were made to the original plans. Delays related to weather and staffing also increased the tab past the original $1-million budget.

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A spectacular water view from the lounge.

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The boathouse remains unfinished but will include a 600-sq.ft . living space above.

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Daughter Rachel's bedroom with sitting area in halway.

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The master bedroom.

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Dee Dee with Rachel after her daughter she sees her new bedroom for the first time.

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Bedframe detail from daughter Rachel's bedroom.

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The kitchen and dining area overlooking the lake.

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Bedframe detail.

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The screened-in porch off kicthen.

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The kitchen and dining area overlooking the lake.

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The living room.

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A geode counter in the bathroom. bathroom counter - Designer and

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The living room.

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The deck facing the lake.

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The master bath with a view over the lake.

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The guest house.

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