Mackinac Island is known as the jewel of the Great Lakes for its temperate summer climate, beautiful landscapes and rich history. One of the Island’s truest treasures is its well-preserved collection of Victorian cottages. Stylistically, Mackinac’s historic cottages are a variety of designs, from Carpenter Gothic, to Shingle, Stick and Queen Anne. Some are simply a beautiful mix of styles that were designed and built using local materials and known approaches to constructions. The pages of TIMELESS take you inside 33 of these homes, care- fully preserved for future generations by the adventurous few willing and able to take on the stewardship of a home built more than a century ago. Written by Moira Croghan. Photography by Mark Bearss.