Without a lift getting to the water involved a noisy, scary, 15 minute drive in a 4 x 4 vehicle on a steep, rough track that disturbed the neighbours. With the lift it’s 4 minutes and the neighbours can’t hear a thing.
The owners of this lift live at their cottage year-round and found they were spending less and less time in the boathouse and on the water. The lift turns trips to the boathouse into moments to rest and enjoy their view of Muskoka.
This spectacular lift has turned a challenging15 minute walk from the chateau to the water into an easy 60 second ride and will enable its’ owners to keep enjoying their beautiful setting indefinitely.
The owners of this property had an old lift but it was rickety and then it fell off the tracks so they wisely decommissioned it. Then they had us remove it and build this lift so they can keep and use the cottage indefinitely.
The Owners decided that it made sense to install this beautiful 2-Pitch Lift in to help sell their unique Shim-Sutcliffe designed cottage. The lift gives all prospective purchaser the ability to get to and from the water.
This lift was installed to give a paraplegic independent access to the water where she could swim and kayak with her daughters and neighbours. Before the lift she needed someone big and strong to get her from the cottage to the water.
This lift began with a call from a Real Estate Agent who had clients that were very interested in purchasing this property but they needed a lift to make it work for everyone in their family. 44 days later the property had sold, closed and the lift was running.
When I met future purchasers of this gorgeous cottage property on-site they were absolutely clear that, unless we could replace the existing old and dangerous lift with one of ours, they would not purchase it. All we kept was the old brick motor house which protects all the hoisting machinery.
These owners didn't know about inclined lifts until we met at the 2014 Spring Cottage Life Show. They explained that access to the water had become impossible for some family members. Their lift now allows everyone to be at the lakefront together.