Re-conversion of Ticket Office to cottage
The small wooden cottage near the ocean shore was used by the first generation of Van Schaicks as a ticket office since 1984. After Sheila had lived in the big house for several years, with only 2 children instead of her in-laws family of 7, she decided that there was enough room in the house for an office. She wanted the seaside office building to be put to better use as a rentable cottage (as it once was). In the fall of 2004, the conversion began, and it was with family and existing staff as labour that this was achieved! Sheila had drawn up a floor plan again, and the work took the entire winter and spring to complete. But the result is a wonderful 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage overlooking the ocean shoreline with big windows and lots of space. The interior was furnished and decorated in a country farmhouse theme this time, and it is known as Cottage 2AB.