Muskoka vs. the County: Multimillion-dollar cottage bragging rights
A peek inside two lavish cottages, each with 7,000 square feet of space to call your own. Which home away from home has more appeal? A new build on one of Muskoka’s ritziest lakes or a Prince Edward County showstopper on the shores of Lake Ontario?
MUSKOKA The new two-storey summer home at 1256 Hemlock Point Rd. has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 7,000 square feet of living space on 2.8 acres of waterfront property. The white wood exterior with its black metal roof matches the three-slip boathouse at the water’s edge, which boasts an additional 650 square feet of living space. The main house’s interior is modern and airy, with white walls, high ceilings and lots of natural sunlight seeping in through the south-facing windows. However, sharing the water with other celebrities and socialites on Muskoka’s prestigious Lake Joseph, in a new build to boot, does come at a high cost. The property is on the market for $9.795 million with Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka Realty. THE COUNTY The two-storey house at 1261 Huyck’s Point Rd. is situated on 3.5 acres on the shores of Lake Ontario and has more than 7,000 square feet of living space. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom vacation home comes complete with a billiards room, conservatory, sauna, in-ground pool and cabana. Although the basement is only partially finished, the property’s one-hole chipping and putting practice facility with two sand bunkers, a raised tee box and a 900square-foot artificial green may make up for it. Plus Prince Edward County is known to be a more affordable getaway destination than Muskoka, which may be another check in the pro column. This sprawling property is on the market for $3.65 million with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.
The chef’s kitchen has a generously sized island with granite countertops and enough seating for seven people.
Oak floors and marble countertops are some of the finer features found in this cottage’s gourmet kitchen.
Future owners will be able to cosy up next to the fire on the main floor, with views of Lake Joseph and a walkout to the deck.
The solarium has floor-to-ceiling windows that span two storeys with a great view of the gardens, pool and Lake Ontario.