One thing about researching history– when you are looking for something you find something else that is interesting. If you travel along the east shore of Big Rideau Lake from Lands End to Fancy Free, you’ll be sure to notice the Wedding Cake Cottage, built about 1880.
This historic summer home is called the “Wedding Cake” cottage because of its white, three-tiered facade. It was one of two of this unique style of building built on Rideau Lake, the second one used to be at Rideau Ferry, but it was destroyed (either burned or taken down) in the early 2000s, so this building remains as the only example of this style of architecture on the lake.
Wedding Cake cottage sits on its own private island, also known as Gould’s Island, on the Rideau System which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some time in 2014-2016 for the first time in 60 years, this landmark cottage on Big Rideau Lake was sold–asking price was $525,000.
Wedding Cake 1950
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