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?

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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.

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