Peggy Stewart and Jack Kivlichan in front of their Southcott Award-winning home.
Stewart enjoys a cup of tea in her kitchen.
Kivlichan installed the wood slat ceiling. The couple removed all previous “funky” paneling and wallpaper, and replaced it with wainscotting.
Kivlichan built the den shelves faced with pine boards to make the regular lumber appear thicker. It gives the whole room a striking horizontal edge
The bricks for the chimney were originally ballast for ships coming into the harbour that were discarded upon arrival.
“When my husband died in Maine, I bought things that didn‘t go with my life before. I got an electric baby grand piano and a leather couch, and they got together and talked and they really hated that cheap patio set I ate off of. When I got here, they heaved a sigh of relief.”
The bathroom doesn’t have a window, so the light Newfoundland spruce flooring brightens up this small space.
Sliding barn doors offer full access to the washer, dryer, and shower.
The house is filled with secret storage spaces, like this nook above the stairs.
Stewart’s office is a good example of decorating within a given colour palette. She found the rug for the room and worked the floor and furniture choices around it.
The painted floor and fireplace speak to the home’s heritage, but the yellow walls brighten up the old home.
Kivlichan brought only a few things from his house when he moved: his paintings, guitar, and books. But he had to bring all his bookshelves to accommodate the couple’s large, joint collection.
Kivlichan’s office can double as a guest room.
This top of the stairs storage space offers extra shelving for books.
The garden paths were originally gravel but the dogs hated it and would walk along the lichen-covered stone walls instead. Eventually the pair covered the path with cobblestones.
“What I did in the backyard is my legacy, because these rock walls will last,” Stewart says.