MarketWATCH Muskoka: 1 May 2019

By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 1 May 2019

It’s gone from the Big 3 and after tonight, ice will be gone from most of the other lakes in our trading area. Ice free! But we’re not out of the woods yet.

The Muskoka watershed is straining at its edges. Rivers are at or over their banks, lakes have pushed the boundaries of high water marks and our landscape is changing. Yesterday erosion collapsed a bank on the Muskoka River between Bracebridge and Lake Muskoka. Unfortunately Peerless II took the brunt of falling trees and debris at her winter moorage.

On the big lakes, docks are underwater and some boathouses have felt the impact of ice sheets moving with the wind. It’s a tough spring for the watershed and a windfall for carpenters. Lumber yards will be busy!

Not all lakes are suffering. In fact, most are not, especially spring fed ones and those high enough to have water flowing out of them as opposed to into them. We were showing property on smaller lakes this past week as well as on the big water. Very different scenes. On the smaller lakes water level was not an issue.

On the real estate front new listings continue to flow. There has been a lot of activity this week in all price ranges. Take a look!

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64 LOOKOUT POINT ROAD, HUMPHREY
$6,800,000 – MLS# 189367
LAKE JOSEPH

Welcome to Five Peaks Estate on Muskoka’s prestigious Lake Joseph. Listed for the first time, this magnificent, four-season property delivers 5000 sq. ft. of gorgeous living space. The main house was built for enjoyment. The great room includes a soaring fireplace perfect for cozy evenings and dining area positioned to enjoy the beautiful lake view. A sweeping veranda extends from the home, providing a wonderful setting for mesmerizing sunset views. A chef’s dream, the kitchen boasts a double range, double dishwasher and a rare, walk-in commercial grade refrigeration unit. With custom designed finishing capturing the essence of Muskoka luxury living, 6+ bedrooms/6+baths and many more special features, Five Peaks Estate is the perfect environment for entertaining family and friends. And your outdoor playground awaits! The stone walkways lead to 400 feet of north west facing shoreline, exquisite, long lake views and a beautiful water’s edge fire pit. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

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55/42 TODHOLM DRIVE, PORT CARLING
$2,288,000 – MLS# 190830
INDIAN RIVER (LAKE MUSKOKA)

It’s time! Rare opportunity to own 2 beautiful waterfront properties in the heart of Muskoka with access to the big 3 lakes. Whether a family compound, investment or combination of the two. This property is ideal! Together the property is extremely private on over 1.5 acres and nicely landscaped to offer you that secluded feeling.Shore offers mix of deep, shallow and beach.Enjoy all the amenities Port Carling has to offer.Cottages are serviced with town water. Chalet style Viceroy offers 5 large bedrooms, 3 baths, large W/O rec room with wood stove and pool table. Open concept living on main floor with vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows/fire place and wrap around deck where the views are stunning. Boat port offers large deck above.Ranch style cottage offers double garage, open concept living/dining/kitchen with walkouts to deck.3 bedrooms on main floor include large master with walk in closet, ensuite, gas fireplace and walk out to deck.Full basement & so many more features for you to see! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

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1064 SANDS RD, MINETT
$1,350,000 – MLS# 187064
BRUCE LAKE

Fantastic cottage on Bruce Lake. This fully winterized 3 bedroom cottage has 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 levels of luxury living with 3 separate decks, built close to the water with summer sunsets. Large dock with deep water, minutes from all the amenities Minett has to offer.  Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.

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1013 MERRICK DRIVE, BRACEBRIDGE
$699,000 – MLS# 189250
WOOD LAKE

Fabulous waterfront property boasting almost 4 acres of privacy and 220′ fronting on popular Wood Lake. This checks all the boxes and has a LOT to offer! Uses could include cottage, year round waterfront home, or Airbnb! Original cottage offers 3 bedrooms, bath, laundry, large master with walk out to immense sun deck, sunken living room with wood stove and hardwood floors, large modern kitchen with island. The 2009 addition boasts great room with towering cathedral pine ceilings, hot tub room, powder room and amazing loft, totaling almost 2,700 sq ft of quality living space! Large windows lets light and the beautiful surroundings in to be enjoyed. Also a detached dbl. garage, on ground swimming pool, large bunkie, propane furnace, central air, drilled well, backup generator. There is plenty of parking for a large family or guests. The waterfront offers a gazebo, boat launch and canal leading to the lake where wildlife abounds. Unsurpassed in value, this is a ‘best in class’ offering!! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.