By Katie Faulkner | Photography by Philip Slowiak
For Eddie Lawson’s family, building a retreat on a piece of his grandfather’s land has been a long-discussed dream. “My grandfather purchased this property from a newspaper ad that I gave him when I was a kid. Then my parents wanted to build up here after they inherited it. But they had a mobile home on the property to spend weekends in, and that was enough. They never got around to building. So, we just decided we could do it, and we’d better do it now and enjoy it with everyone,” Eddie shares. To that end, nearly three years ago, Eddie and his wife Debbie worked to design and create a perfect family retreat. What they accomplished was an impressive blending of unique pieces and family heirlooms in a space that accommodates their large and growing family.