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North Country

North Country is a residential design firm established in 2014. We focus on designing homes & cottages on the shores of Georgian Bay, in the Parry Sound, Muskoka, and surrounding area. We are a professional design service providing architectural drawings for construction and building permits. We specialize in designing homes and cottages that are both beautiful and functional. Learn More


North Country Design & Build Inc. is registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

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Jen Schwindt

Jen is the principle designer at North Country. She's a qualified designer under the Ontario Building Code Act with her BCIN. Jen has worked with numerous clients on their homes and cottages over the past 18+ years. To find out more about North Country see our FAQ or to work with Jen please fill out our contact form.

Jen Schwindt, North Country Design & Build Inc.
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Project Gallery

North Country Design and Build Inc. is a residential design firm that specializes in the design of beautiful homes and cottages. We are inspired by the natural landscape and expertly tie our projects into the surrounding area. Our project gallery showcases our past work and gives you an idea of what kind of design and style we can provide. We invite you to explore our portfolio and see some of our past projects.

New Home - Mill Lake

" Jen helped us design our new house. We had found a general outline that inspired us but had so many changes and additions that our project manager suggested someone like Jen to help us make it work. We felt her price was more than fair and she was very prompt in getting back to us with the design and changes. What we very much appreciated was her ability to hear what our ideas were, what it was we're striving for and then designing that for us. She did not try to change our ideas to fit her style but was straight forward when one of our proposals simply wasn't feasible. We would come up with wishes for how the house would function and she would make that happen on paper. On one occasion we asked for a significant change in layout upstairs but had no idea how to make that work with the space downstairs. Jen made an excellent suggestion of adding a downstairs mudroom that made the change fit well and suits our lifestyle and I continue to be pleased with the idea of that room. She created a design that flows beautifully with how we expect to live day to day in our final home. We have felt very confident in Jen and her advice and skill. We are happy and relieved to have her expertise on board for us."

Kim Warwick & Peter Jones

House design parry sound

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