PTBOCanada Featured Post: Canadiana Cabinets Makes People's Cabinet Dreams Come True

PTBOCanada Featured Post: Canadiana Cabinets Makes People's Cabinet Dreams Come True

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Famous Hawkstone Manor Estate On Stoney Lake Currently Listed For $4,250,000

Ronnie "The Hawk" Hawkin's famous Hawkstone Manor Estate on Stoney Lake near Peterborough, which has been on and off the market over the years at different prices, is currently listed for $4,250,000.

 Photo via listing

Photo via listing

This one of a kind waterfront estate and farm property in the Kawarthas—it's described as "Canada's Graceland" on the listing—has over 3,300 feet of lakefront shoreline and is situated on 175 acres.

 Photo via listing

Photo via listing

According to the listing, celebrity guests to Hawkstone Manor over the years include: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Gordon Lightfoot (who wrote his hit "Sundown" at the estate during his many visits there), Kris Kristofferson, Robbie Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Rush, Blue Rodeo, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, and more.

 Ronnie Hawkins, Kris Kristofferson and Gordon Lightfoot at Hawkstone Manor in May 2016 (Photo via The Weber Brothers, Facebook page)

Ronnie Hawkins, Kris Kristofferson and Gordon Lightfoot at Hawkstone Manor in May 2016 (Photo via The Weber Brothers, Facebook page)

Most recently, in May 2016, "The Hawk", Gordon Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson gathered at the Hawkstone studio on the estate to record a cover of "Me & Bobby McGee". 

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Photo via listing

The estate—which is more museum than house with its living history, and is well known among cottagers on the lake and an attraction to boaters and tourists—features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the main house, two guest cottages at the shore and a large special events barn.

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Photo via listing

Here are more photos below from the listing...

 Notice the picture of Ronnie with Bill Clinton

Notice the picture of Ronnie with Bill Clinton

And the breathtaking view of Stoney where Gordon Lightfoot wrote "Sundown" is pretty epic...

You can watch a great video giving you an idea of the scope of the beautiful property here.

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Someone In Peterborough Is Giving Away A House On Kijiji, You Just Have To Get It Off The Property

Need a house? Someone is giving one away for free because they are building a new home on the property.


This is the house in East City off Armour road....

The advertisement on Kijiji says the building could be "ideal for a small cottage/hunt camp" and that the person who wants it "will be responsible for removing the entire structure off the property."

Here are more pictures of the home from the back and interior included in the Kijiji listing...

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Take A Tour Of Neil Young's Childhood Home In Omemee

Neil Young spent his formative years in Omemee, Ontario near Peterborough.

Below is Young in a Grade 1 class photo at Omemee Public School in 1951-52 (Neil is standing in the back row, third from the left)...

Neil's old childhood home at 33 King Street West is now for sale, described in the sales listing as a "stately home situated on 1.75 acres located in the quaint Village of Omemee."

Take a tour of this century home—it's listed at $299,900—where the rock icon once lived in this video from the listing agent...

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Dani Stover & Catherine Hanrahan Host YouTube Series "Basic Girls' Guide"

Peterborough's Dani Stover and Catherine Hanrahan are hosts of a sassy DIY YouTube series called Basic Girls' Guide that teaches you fun, easy ways to do projects around the house.

Recent episodes include "DIY Chalkboard Fridge", "DIY Slip Cover" and "DIY Faux Upholstery".

It's practical home decor tips like you've never seen it—like a Pinterest board but with great comedy. Have a watch below of some recent shows...

You can find more episodes here. Tweet them your projects using the hashtag #BasicGirlsGuide.

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PTBOCanada Featured Post: 12 Great Reasons To Use SaveOnEnergy Appliance Retirement Program

PTBOCanada Featured Post: 12 Great Reasons To Use SaveOnEnergy Appliance Retirement Program

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Morrow's Hollow Might Be The Spookiest House In Peterborough

Peterborough, meet Morrow's Hollow. This is really S-C-A-R-Y stuff. Homeowners, well done. Way to bring it with the Halloween. Take a look below. (If you have seen creepier in Peterborough, email us or tweet us your pics.)

 Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

Oh, and also check out this excellent pirate ship on Shirley Avenue.

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Awesome Idea: The "Repair Cafe" Takes Place July 28th At Silver Bean

 Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Repair Cafe Peterborough is holding a  an event Monday, July 28th at the Silver Bean Cafe.

Repair Cafe is a cool, simple concept: Bring your broken items out (July 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to the Silver Bean at Millennium Park), and work with Repair Cafe Fixers to mend, darn, reattach, rewire, or diagnose what needs fixing!

Items can include clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, toys, jewelry—anything really. You could find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and mechanics there. You could even become a volunteer fixer yourself.

 Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

This free event is a chance to share knowledge, build skills and get help fixing those things that just don't work anymore, the idea being that lots of useful items get tossed in landfill that could actually be fixed and re-used.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists, they start making their repairs in the Repair Cafe. Everyone learns and fixes—together!

If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with another repair job.

Or just discuss and fix local and global issues!

Learn more on their Facebook page.

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DBIA Featured Post: Lakeshore Designs

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Lakeshore Designs began as many interior design companies do: a dream, a truck and, of course, a talented and dedicated individual. Angela Jones opened Lakeshore Designs in 2004 as an in-home consultation business. In 10 short years since, she has turned Lakeshore Designs into Peterborough’s premier interior design firm.

After seeing the need for an interior design studio in downtown Peterborough, Angela made the move to her George Street location. Not only a design firm, Lakeshore Designs became a destination spot for cottagers looking for that perfect home décor accent or furniture piece. Since the expansion at its new location, Angela has transformed the business into the design studio that it is today.

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With a knowledgeable staff of designers and consultants, Lakeshore Designs serves as an inviting place to meet with both new and returning clients. Lakeshore Designs is proud to have had some celebrities as clients, including Elton John, Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood  and Marc Savard. They're also chosen designers for the Chex Daily design segment every Tuesday; for numerous Builders’ models; for The Toronto Cottage Life Show model home Spring 2013, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014; and The Princess Margaret Hospital Lottery dream cottage 2014.

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They are winner of numerous prestigious awards, including Best Interior Decorating 2013 from the Peterborough & Kawarthas’ Homebuilders Association; The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneural Spirit Award 2012; Best Cover award 2011 from Our Homes Magazine; and The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Micro Business of the Year 2010. The design team’s projects range from choosing paint colours and other finishes, in-home consultations, full kitchen designs and sales, renovations, designing dream homes, cottages, and commercial spaces from the ground up.

If you have design challenges or if you are thinking of building your dream home, give them a call today! 

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For more on Lakeshore Designs (427 George Street North), go to:
Phone: 705-748-3875
Website: Lakeshorehd.ca   
Facebook: Lakeshore Designs

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Here's A Domesticated Ice Hut On Chemong Lake

We took you inside the Ultimate Man Cave on ice last week, and here's a more domesticated neighbouring ice hut on Chemong Lake. It's owned by Jamie Mills, and this 12 x 12 ice hut "is built with the finest comforts of home," he says. It comes complete with a 6 x 12 deck that holds the smoker (gotta love smoked ribs), a wood stove, 42" HDTV TV set, satellite dish, deep fryer, dart board, hardwood floors, cedar ceiling and pot lights. It's finished inside and out with vertical vinyl siding. The bench seats are finished with 4" thick leather, and there is even 5 fishing holes. The fireplace is also finished off nice with culture stone. Here's a few pics inside...

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