New homes on the water

Building new homes on the waterfront comes with unique challenges.
Meeting the requirements for set back from waters edge, limits the building site “envelope”.
These challenges, require a builder with experience in waterfront projects. 
     MacMillan Homes “There is no substitute for experience.”

Water Front Renovations / Radiant Floor Heating

On a recent project having radiant heating In the floor was requested by the client. We installed radiant floor heating under a large tile floor area. During a severe cold spell last winter, as fate would have it, their furnace failed. Much to there delight the radiant floor heating kept this large home comfortable until repairs could be made to the furnace.

MacMillan Homes “There is no substitute for experience.”

Radiant Floor Heating Basement

Radiant Floor Heating Living Room

Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant Floor Heating Bathroom

Water Front Renovations/Natural Stone Fireplace

On a Recent water front renovation the cottage had been in the family for a long time. The project was centered around a rustic fieldstone fireplace, that held a lot of memories and was very important to the client. We removed and stored the stone prior to demolition, we rebuilt the fireplace and found local stone that we split and worked in. Thus creating a new rustic fireplace, the place for new memories to be made for the next generation.

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waterfront porch

waterfront fireplace

MacMillan Homes “There is no substitute for experience.”

Winter Renovation

Building and renovating can be challenging in the winter time. Here is a shot of our current waterfront addition/ renovation project as we set the main beam for the new addition along with our daily routine of shoveling snow!


MacMillan Homes ….”there is no substitute for experience.”

Windows Before & After

These homeowners didn’t want another winter to pass without new windows to keep the cold out and the warm in.


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“Our 125 year old home desperately needed new windows and a couple doors. We were finding it difficult to locate a contractor that was knowledgable in older homes. When we met Kevin and Garret it was clear they were experienced, knowledgable and professional. They respected our wish to have the windows and trim work match the original finishings in our home and they went out of their way to create a custom solution to do this. They were tidy, organized and quick which was especially important to us as we both work out of our home. The window and door installation went smoothly and we never worried about the project. We are happy and now much warmer in our home. In addition we were blown away with how they completed the exterior of the windows. Beautiful work all around!”

- Jason and Nicole Wilson