House of the Week

House of the Week: $5 million for a woodsy cottage on Lake Muskoka



Address: 1067 Marina Road
Region: Muskoka
Agent: Kelly Fallis, Sales Representative, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $4,995,000

The place

A bungalow on Lake Muskoka, located a 20-minute drive north of Gravenhurst. The three-bed, two-bath cottage sits on a tree-filled acre of land, and the exterior is built with sustainable timber. On the inside, there’s even more wood, with oak floors, walls and ceilings. Outside, it’s got a 320-square-foot guest cabin (made from, you guessed it, more wood) and a 25-foot private beach with a dock (wooden, obviously).

The history

In 2007, the owners, an Ontario couple, bought the property with two other couples, back when it contained three tiny cabins. During summers, each couple used one of the cabins, and they all shared the beach. Later, one of the couples purchased all the cabins.

In 2018, that couple decided to demolish the old cabins and build a new winterized cottage, which they could move into as their permanent home. For the exterior, they used pre-fabricated walls from Timber Block, a Quebec-based construction company, and they added a cabin for guests. Due to Covid-related delays, construction wasn’t completed until this past summer. But after a change of plans, the owners have decided to sell the place.

The tour

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