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.
These cottage owners had considered getting the lift a few years earlier and the time to act was right.
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.
The owners themselves built this beautiful cottage decades earlier and they now needed the lift to continue living there.
The owners of this beautiful cottage ahd built it themselves themselves years ago and now needed to either sell or build a lift.
This recently purchased lakeside property had no waterfront access so the owners couldn't enjoy boating from their home.
This three-station lift travels from the parking lot to the cottage and further down to the rooftop deck of their boathouse/aerodrome for float aircraft.
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.
This was our first lift in the Innisville area on Lake Simcoe. It rises just over three stories, giving the owners much easier access to their waterfront and boat.
This family has three cottages on their water-access-only property. Our lift made a big difference to their cottage living.
These owners had considered lifts and driveways several times and final decided the time was right to go for the lift.
For many years, these island cottagers used an ATV to access the water. But the steep path and hairpin turns were limiting their cottage life. They decided it was time for a better solution.
The long-time owners of this cottage were finding that hauling luggage and groceries from the car to the cottage was becoming too difficult. This simple one-person-plus-cargo lift solved the problem.
This island cottage was becoming increasingly difficult for the owners to manage. They realized that to stay indefinitely they'd need a lift and that it was better to build sooner than later.
“Absolutely the best investment I made after I bought my beach home. My parents are elderly and would not have been able to navigate the stairs to the beach. With this lift that John and his incredible crew installed for us, we can all enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. Thanks again.”
This water-access-only cottage is high off the water and had become an increasing challenge for the owners.
This cottage has no outside stairs from the parking area to the boathouse without going through the kitchen-dining area. That meant a huge loss of privacy whenever things needed to be done in the boathouse. Plus, the cottage is two flights of stairs below the parking area and four stories above the boathouse. Our 3-Station/2-Pitch lift solved both problems.
There was no way for owners to use this property conveniently without a lift. Lovegrove Construction invited us to design a solution. It turned out there was only one spot at the top where we could place the lift and that, fortunately, worked for building the dock and the cottage.