26 Larry’s Lane, Carters Point, Kingston Peninsula, Kings County, NB
Main House and Guest Cottage – Built 2010
A Bit About the Architect and Owner of Windwood Point – Thomas Johnson:
Tom started his architectural career in Saint John, initially working with architect John
Disher and later Heinz Fleckenstein, before starting his own firm Thomas Johnson Architect
in 1982. Over the next thirty-three years, Tom created an architectural legacy of finely
designed private homes, public and institutional buildings, and commercial and industrial
facilities across Atlantic Canada.
Tom excelled in providing exemplary classical architectural designs. He worked very
closely with the Irving family on many business and personal projects across New
Brunswick. Some examples of his work include the award winning historical restoration of
CenterBeam Place, a block of Victorian buildings on King Street in Saint John. This project
was recognized nationally by Heritage Canada in 2010. Other projects include the Marco
Polo Cruise Terminal in Saint John, the Rothesay Town Hall, Kirk House and Netherwood
House student residences and the Irving Gymnasium at Rothesay Netherwood School, the
Ducks Unlimited Conservation Centre in Fredericton, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation
headquarters in St. Andrews. Tom’s projects ranged from hunting and fishing lodges to
stunning private residences along the coasts of the Bay of Fundy and Northumberland
Strait, along the banks of the Saint John and Kennebecasis Rivers and in the Town of
Windwood Point: In recent years, Tom’s passion was the design and construction of his
river and beachfront summer home, Windwood Point. Its buildings comprise:
1. a main house with screened porch entrance, bathroom, two front verandahs and
one rear verandah, large kitchen (double sink, bar sink, fridge, stove, separate large
stand-up freezer and dishwasher) and seating/living area, dining room,
breezeway/living area, master bedroom with large walk-in closet and ensuite
bathroom (shower, sink, toilet and stacked washer/dryer);
2. a separate guest cottage with screened porch entrance, front verandah, kitchen
(sink, dishwasher and space for fridge and stove), two large bedrooms and
bathroom (tub/shower, sink and toilet); and
3. a small pump house where the pump, two pressure tanks and associated piping are
located. It is also used for garden equipment storage (Husqvarna self-propelled
lawnmower, whipper-snipper, backpack-style powerful leaf blower, doublewheeled
large wheelbarrow, hoses, tools, etc.). The pump house is insulated in the
walls/ceiling and heated, to help avoid late Fall plumbing freeze-up before the
system is drained for the Winter.
The property has approximately 510 feet of shorefront (with two moorings; and the entire
length is beach) on 4.4 acres of land near Carters Point along the Saint John River, a five
minute drive from the Westfield Ferry and ten minute drive from the Millidgeville Ferry.
Stored beneath the guest cabin is a water trampoline (was approx. $3,000 new).
Construction details of both buildings are set out below.
This information is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted in any manner by the Estate’s
Wall construction: (i) Cape Cod siding, board and batten (30 year warranty), (ii) tar paper,
(iii) 5/8"plywood, (iv) fibreglass batt insulation, (v) vapour barrier, (vi) 1/2" plywood, and
(vii) 3/4" re-sawn clear pine.
Roof construction: (i) 30 year asphalt shingles, (ii) ice and water shield, (iii) 3/4" tongue in
groove plywood, (iv) pre-engineered truss system, (v) minimum R60 batt insulation (truss
space filled full on vaulted ceilings), (vi) vapour barrier, (vii) 1/2" plywood, and (viii) 3/4"
Floor construction: (i) 2x12 floor system, (ii) 8" 2lb spray foam insulation, (iii) 2 layers of
3/4" plywood, and (iv) dark oak hardwood flooring
Windows and exterior doors: Marvin aluminum clad wood windows (approx. cost
$85,000+); 3 unique oval windows were custom made by Marvin (approx. $5000/window).
Interior doors: Solid wood pine interior doors with Emtek door hardware.
Main house kitchen: large island and cabinetry built by Queenstown kitchen (approx.
Interior trim: clear natural pine.
Exterior trim: clear pine painted.
Foundations: concrete piers 4'-0" (min.) below grade with 3'x3'x18" footings. Note: Cement
pads, footings and ceiling cribwork needed to support the future addition of fireplaces and
chimneys in the kitchen and the master bedroom have been pre-installed.
Exterior decks and railing: decking is hemlock; railings are pressure treated; and custom
lattice is pine.
Electrical: entrance is 200 amp; separate breaker panels in each building (master switch in
main building bedroom closet). Both buildings are wired for internet/cable service
Heat: Dimplex blower heaters/baseboard.
Plumbing: all water lines are Pex pipe, waste lines are pvc. Pump house holds the two
pressure tanks. There are separate hot water heaters in each building.
Septic system: the septic system was new in early 2000s; concrete tank is oversized with
large leaching field, originally designed for four camper trailers.