PHILOSPHY & INSPIRATION
Our houses have a heart beat.
There is rhythm to each transition space leading you to a vista,
a focal point from any place or passage.
All of our homes are entirely unique. We design homes to honor the landscape
they rest on, and to reflect the individuality of their owners. We capture every vista,
and all spaces become an experience of function, light and detail.
is a true professional...
Louise Mackenzie is a true professional. We employed Louise's services to build our cottage and we could not be more pleased with the outcome. From idea creation and consultation, architectural design, interior design and all details in between Louise serves her clients with excellence. Louise has an outstanding reputation for innovation while at the same time offers practical solutions for everyday living.
Louise was a pleasure to deal with as she was always punctual, organized and worked well to all imposed deadlines. Louise collaborated positively with the landscape architect, builder and trades workers to ensure that the project ran smoothly and with a high standard of excellence. We would highly recommend Louise Mackenzie and her team for any major building project that you are considering. L. A. Gainey / J. R. Clark
John and I have had the pleasure of working with Louise on both our home and our cottage. Louise has the ability to work close with the client, respecting their wishes foremost and at the same time imparting her extensive knowledge of building and design.
This combination results in a win/win situation. She has an unfailing sense of proportion and balance and her colour choices are always perfect. She makes herself and her team available to discuss every step of the building process and assures that no stones are left unturned. Thank you, Louise. We not only have two beautiful new homes, we have gained a new friend. John & Gail Martin
An unfailing sense of proportion and balance...
Quite simply she designs beautiful spaces...
After purchasing our waterfront property, we needed a perfect home to match the beauty of the lake. We began searching for suitable home designs and a common denominator became apparent. Every home we liked was a Mackenzie Design. Louise designs homes that have beautiful architectural detail. Quite simply she designs beautiful space!
She listens carefully to your wishes and needs and creates a design tailored to your expectations. She has an excellent sense of vision and can grasp what it is a client is asking. She engages in meaningful conversations with clients to ensure both parties are in agreement of the work that is being done. Professionalism, attention to details, resourcefulness, creativity and ease of doing business are her trademarks. If anyone were looking for a talented designer to create a dream home, I would definitely recommend Mackenzie Design Inc. We love our beautiful space and would hire Louise again! Marianne & Steve Cooper
Louise brings an incredible sense of balance and harmony to her designs ..... Beautiful proportions, wonderful detailing and a real sense of symmetry. She brought creativity, design flair and beauty and yet our cottage feels incredibly comfortable and is highly practical for day-to-day cottage life. She created a cottage that is so warm and inviting that we often have a hard time getting people outside to enjoy the beach!
Louise was a true pleasure to work with! She helped to make a complex process move along seamlessly. She was upbeat and positive and extremely helpful in her approach. Judy & Deane
Beautiful proportions, wonderful detailing...
We have been delighted working with Louise on our beautiful lake front property. We had the challenge of trying to maintain a set back to the lake that we had enjoyed in the existing location of the old cabin. Louise came up with a creative solution of incorporating the existing cabin by removing the roof to become a future portion of deck to the new structure. In this way, we were able to capture the sunset view from our new cottage and still keep our new home close to the lake front. The end result was a beautifully integrated design that looked entirely synchronized and new.
Louise was a pleasure to work with as she was always enthusiastic and professional. Her attention to detail both on the exterior and the interior of our home sets her apart from other in the industry. She provides a full service of design work. We love our new home! Thank you so much Louise for your hard work. Nick & Mary Lalani
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your truly amazing work on my lake property. From the start of the boathouse and cottage project, you had unique and thoughtful design ideas. Your inclusive approach inspired confidence and generated great results. In the end it is exactly what I had envisioned. I do not believe this would have been the case if you were not involved. While working with the contractor I found you and your staff to be very responsive to all of our needs. Whether it was redrawing a specification or researching a component of the house you were extremely professional.
Randal Selkirk, CFA, Chief Executive Officer
Mapleridge Capital Corporation
Louise has designed two projects for us and we are delighted in all respects. Her vision of how a space can look at its best, her sense of proportion and good taste brings much talent to a project. She has a unique ability in design and coordination of both structure and detail.
We are extremely pleased with the visual and functional aspects of both our kitchen/family room and boathouse. She is very easy to work with, listens to your concerns and is always available when needed.
We highly recommend Louise for your next project. Lexie & Alec Gowland
Louise Mackenzie came highly recommended to us when we wanted to build our new cottage. Louise reflected our vision and lifestyle in a functional and stunning architectural design.
Her artistic creativity, meticulous attention to detail, and eye for design and colour created the cottage of our dreams and legacy for our children. Louise excels at what she does and was a pleasure to work with.
We would highly recommend her. Christine and Bill Biggar
She’s invested in it like she’s going to live in it...
The thing about working with Louise is that she has this special combination of sweating the details of design and construction AND advancing the project in a timely manner.
Louise’s passion for your build/reno feels like she’s invested in it like she’s going to live in it.
It wasn’t a simple ask. Re-imagine this 1922 Georgian style house with a complete interior gutting, add-on wing, a re-design on all 4 storeys. Oh yeah, and make the exterior look like it was always this way. Magic!
Paul & Kris Hickey
When we set out to build our home in the Kawartha’s, we had an idea of what we were looking for but it took the skill, expertise and artistry of Louise to turn our idea into our dream home. Louise’s skills as a designer made the entire process seamless. She was able to listen to our vision and produce unexpected details and accents which made the house so personal and unique.
Overall the experience working with Louise was actually fun! Being able to depend on one person to take the project from inception to overseeing even the interior decor made the process enjoyable and collaborative.
Thank you Louise. We love our home. Sherry
Her skills as a designer made the entire process seamless...
Very sensitive to our requests and what we were looking for in the renovated structure...
We purchased a 1960’s bungalow with the intent of renovating the space to meet our needs as we age- in place. Louise and her team worked with us from the initial conceptual stage through detailed design to the selection of paint colours & new furniture. This included not just a major renovation to the interior of the house but outside as well, with a new front entrance, 2 level back deck and separate storage shed. We were very pleased with all of their work.
Louise was very sensitive to our requests and what we were looking for in the renovated structure. She expertly guided us through the decision-making process, gently letting us know when something would not work the way we intended and enthusiastically embracing ideas that would improve the final product. Louise was able to narrow down the overwhelming decisions about flooring, bathroom fixtures, kitchen design, light fixtures, trim, doors and numerous other components to a very manageable number of choices.
We felt very reassured by having Louise’s steady, experienced hand there to guide us along the way. Best of all, we are extremely happy with the beautiful house we’re now enjoying immensely. There is not one thing that we would change and that is due to Louise and her dedicated team.
Richard Hunter and Sue McGregor
Louise and her talented team at Mackenzie Design were instrumental in helping us build our dream home on Chemong Lake which was completed in 2022. We are so happy that we chose her firm to work with on this tremendous project! She kept us on track and organized, providing design and product ideas, research, developing concepts, and providing drawings as needed. She introduced us to many of the trusted contractors involved in the construction, and she really helped us get our ideas onto paper and then make it into a reality.
On a house of this size, nothing can go perfectly but she always made every effort to make it right and most importantly you always felt that as the client she was putting you first. Louise obviously grows to care deeply about her clients and the projects she works on. We would be very pleased to recommend her to anyone for their design needs.
James & Meg Hughes
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Louise is an incredibly talented designer. She took an initial rough pencil sketch and transformed it into our dream lake home. Building from scratch can be a daunting experience but Louise and her team were with us every step providing guidance and suggestions which ultimately made the process enjoyable.
Louise listens to your ideas, concepts and wishes and then translates them into reality - she has exceptional vision, her attention to detail is phenomenal and she deeply cares about every aspect of the design.
We could not be happier with our home, including the decoration and furnishings which she also assisted with. As an added bonus, Louise is a charming and delightful person and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend Louise and team. Chrystine & Greg Laing
When anyone first enters our home the first thing they ask is "Who designed this?". We do not hesitate to share that it was Louise Mackenzie. The most important part of any home is the design. Louise understood our desire for our home to fit the landscape and showcase our views. Every detail was considered, from the slope of the roof to the angle of the sun. She was a pleasure to work with and even welcomed our children to meetings. She happily listened to all of our ideas and incorporated them into the design in a more beautiful way than we could have imagined. Thank you for your talents Louise! Emily & Keegan Selby