Houses of the Gatineau Hills

Stories of homes of local historical interest.

These articles first appeared in "The Low Down to Hull and Back News". Reprinted with permission.

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45-year-old scars in Meech Creek Valley (October 28, 2020)
Village Manor to bring Low seniors home (December 19, 2013)
Swan's 'Nest' recycles history (October 30, 2013)
Realtor's hobby house took on a life of its own (April 24, 2013)
Home fit for a king has a history with Canadian royalty (November 28, 2012)
Riverside reno makes inside almost as attractive as out (September 26, 2012)
Barn reconstruction pieces together carpenter's promise to late father (July 25, 2012)
Heritage building houses a century of village history (October 05, 2011)
Spacious 60s-era Farm Point river-view property invites serious party action (September 28, 2011)
Reality defines Bates farm in Chelsea (September 29, 2010)
Canadian home in harmony with forest and wildlife (July 28, 2010)
Couple invests 30 years in dream farmhouse (April 29, 2009)
Piece of Kaz history in family four generations (April 15, 2009)
Abandoned sawmill turned off-grid cozy (March 25, 2009)
A hotel of one's own in Brennan's Hill (January 21, 2009)
1930s post office still standing on Scott (April 25, 2007)
Village Poet traces Wakefields history through Copeland homestead (April 10, 2007)
Century house was home to Quebec luminaries (March 28, 2007)
Old tobacco barn transformed to three-story log home (December 05, 2006)
Mississippi refit makes good Gatineau River home (September 05, 2006)
Log home reborn from the ashes of fire damage (February 22, 2006)
From the Tigris to the Gatineau (March 30, 2005)
(Possibly) Wakefield's oldest home (February 23, 2005)
From barn to Wake?eld country in (January 26, 2005)
The perfect Chelsea Christmas home (December 22, 2004)
Original Chelsea town hall to meet wrecking ball (December 15, 2004)
Not historic enough for the NCC (November 24, 2004)
The barn that became the Epps home (November 24, 2004)
Design success: The Marshall home (September 29, 2004)
Chelsea's GlenHarris: A secret unveiled (August 25, 2004)
Farrellton's century old Shangri-La (July 28, 2004)
History, memories and an eyesore, depending on who you talk to (July 21, 2004)
High Meadow - Kingsmere's hidden gem (June 30, 2004)


'Unique' the word for octagon forest tree house (August 29, 2018)
Scariest part of ideal Halloween haunt is washing its 77 window (October 26, 2011)
Converted family cottage on river reminder of turning point in time (June 29, 2011)


Timber-frame builder's house idea borne in a barn (July 27, 2011)
Horsing around on a Cantley hobby farm (May 25, 2011)
Heritage home entices couple to move in full time (February 23, 2011)
Farmhouse five-generation storehouse of history (January 26, 2011)
Pioneer family cottage still a mystery to owners (February 24, 2010)


Converted cottage gives family ringside seats to river, rail action in Chelsea (November 30, 2011)
Log home worthy even of eas(l)ing painter's minds (August 31, 2011)


Reclaiming a home back to life (December 20, 2017)
All in the family: from rundown cabin to dream home (May 31, 2017)
Function and form under one healthy roof (November 30, 2016)
Bringing the best of outside inside (October 29, 2014)
Historic O'Neill House moving on up (June 25, 2014)
The house that Lise built (April 30, 2014)
Owners of historic hotel 'just taking care' of the Chelsea treasure (February 27, 2008)
NCC shops Meech Lake cottage, strings attached (June 15, 2005)

Farm Point

Old world charm on River Road (January 25, 2017)
Location, family friendly vibe perks of bodybuilder's Farm Point home (June 29, 2016)
House within a house - Bates' homestead teardown (November 25, 2015)
From sawmill to recording studio to family home (July 29, 2009)


Hilltop farmhouse a blend of brick and log (June 30, 2010)

Gatineau Park

O'Brien House restored to former glory (March 28, 2018)
Modernist icon a testament to geometry (April 26, 2017)


The house that gives you 'a hug' (May 30, 2018)


Badass boathouse on Lac Bernard (May 28, 2014)
Masham country barn storehouse of family history (March 28, 2012)


Grab a little R&R at rustic Rendezvous Rupert (August 27, 2014)


The tradition of DIY renos in Tenaga (December 24, 2014)


Family and history above all in this Venosta home (August 26, 2009)


Landmark property steeped in history (October 25, 2017)
Hills history up for sale in Wakefield (August 30, 2017)
Not a square of vinyl in sight at the Harbour condos (June 28, 2017)
Yeehaw, we got ourselves a barn (November 30, 2016)
'Little Swiss-like house' fulfils Wakefielder's dreams (March 30, 2016)
Wakefield home exudes Scottish character and modernity (November 27, 2013)
Wakefield home vast upgrade from past muddification (January 30, 2013)
Refurbished Fairbairn pioneer home stands as ultimate 'house of the hills' (April 25, 2012)
Village Poet's party pad up for bidding (February 24, 2010)