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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'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)