#1 ‐ THE BOUCHER HOME
848 Geddes Street, Port Elgin
Gerry and Lorraine Boucher, along with the assistance of their son Paul and daughter‐in‐law Line, built their Shouldice grey‐stone retirement home in 2001, the first home in Saugeen Shores with an insulated cement foundation. The foam blocks were assembled, similar to Lego blocks, with added rebar rods to secure the blocks for the first cement pour. Engineered joists hold the ground floor of the bungalow. The assembly of foam blocks continued, preparing for the second cement pour. The building of their home drew a curious crowd of on‐lookers.
As you tour this lovely home, you
will see the kitchen showcases state‐of the art cabinets, quartz countertops and a glass‐tile back splash, as well as many other special touches, including a fireplace with a marble surround and maple and walnut accent floors. In‐floor heating in both basement and ground floors provides added warmth.
The home has a walk‐out art studio (Purple Iris Studio and Gallery) and a large deck at the back of the house. The Bouchers have become avid gardeners which is evident by the beautiful gardens. Lorraine’s love of colour and texture is apparent inside and outside the home, and in her paintings which are displayed throughout the house. Lorraine has been an active member of the Shoreline Artists Association and Gerry has been very involved with the Saugeen Rail Trail Association and gets great pleasure out of
enhancing the trails for the enjoyment of the community and tourists.
Gerry and Lorraine welcome you to their home and hope you enjoy
this year’s Tour of Homes.
Decorated by Lorraine Boucher with Heather Joynt assisting, with product provided by Cathy’s Flowers N’ Treasures
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