By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 10 September 2020
Wow! And just like that, the seasons have changed. Lakes are cooling, leaves are turning and the golden days are upon us. Farmers’ markets are full of late summer produce. We have yet to sample a crisp fall apple. But it won’t be long!
September brings an interesting mix of properties to market. People leaving the lake for the last time sometimes list cottages that have been in the family for generations. This is the time of year ‘old originals’ bloom. It’s also the time of year when sellers decide they don’t want to carry a cottage over the next winter. Closing dates can be important in a negotiation. As well, we find properties that have been renovated and groomed over the summer months, looking their best.
Early fall for cottages is a lot like the farmers’ markets. There’s usually more to choose from than in summer and many of the choices are lush and ripe, full of interest. Tasty.
Take a look at this week’s offerings…
44 WALNUT DRIVE, SEGUIN TWP
$2,699,000 – MLS# 40013811
Mid-century modern Living in cottage Country, featured in DWELL online magazine. Secluded, surrounded by nature. Enter through the Original log cabin with the modern open kitchen and living room, large windows bring the peaceful colours from outdoors in, glowing polished concrete floors and dramatic wood burning fireplace is a mastery of old meets new. The log cabin connects to the Glassbox by a floating bridge bar. Dinner parties often begin here before dining in front of the fireplace and finally passing through the glass bridge bar to the Glassbox to enjoy apres’ dinner cocktails. This is a magical place, literally a glass box cantilevers over the landscape extending the living space out towards the lake and an adjoining wetland. Architectually designed with structural floor to ceiling glass curtain wall system immersing you in the outdoors, simple and decidedly modern: glass, wood, steel, illuminated with integrated architectural lighting details. Guests enjoy the lower guest wing with two bedrooms and a spa-like guest bathroom and private access to the lower hot tub deck leading to the dock and Lake. The crystal clear, pristine deep water lake is safe for all ages, this non-motor boat lake is a naturists dream. Safely kayak, canoe, swim, dive from the high-diving platform and skate in the winter where an annual pond hockey tournament has taken place for years. Your privately owned marsh area is a wildlife sanctuary with deer, moose, fowl, peepers, otters and many varieties of birds. The Glassbox is perfect for entertaining, relaxing, quiet reflection, working from home in peaceful solitude or simply appreciating nature. Located close to all the amenities of Muskoka and Georgian Bay with easy access to the highway. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
2-4002 MUSKOKA ROAD 169 HWY, PORT CARLING
$1,595,000 – MLS# 40018141
This 3 bed/ 3.5 bath year round cottage or home sits on 1 acre with 245 ft of frontage on beautiful Butterfly Lake. Bright and spacious, this home features floor to ceiling windows and cathedral ceilings which allow for expansive easterly lake views. Enjoy evenings spent in the Muskoka Room or cozied around the lakeside fire pit. Walking distance to Glen Orchard General Store and 5 minutes to Port Carling, you’re never far from amenities. This newer build is a must see! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1343 SILVER LAKE ROAD UNIT #3, GRAVENHURST
$895,000 – MLS# 40018436
Step Back in time. This hand crafted cottage is built from reclaimed timbers dating from the 1800’s with all the warmth and charm of yesteryear. The great room has a complete wall of glass overlooking the lake with a wood stove to take off the autumn chill. The property has a commanding south by southwest view of Silver Lake with the privacy of having 238 ft of frontage. Transition areas for entertaining with a large deck, 438 sq ft encompassing 2 sides of the cottage. A stone patio and fire pit round out the outdoor living areas. A gentle walk to the waterfront and deep water entry to the lake. the lakeside Sauna on the main dock is a great place to warm up all winter. easy year round access from a municipal year round road, or hop in the boat and travel through the narrows to gain access to Gull lake and the town of Gravenhurst. Commercial hot water on demand service the cottage and heat system, this is a charming spot to get out of the city and enjoy nature and lakeside living. Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
1159 BASSHAUNT LAKE ROAD, EAGLE LAKE
$699,000 – MLS# 40018705
Mature treed private 0.76 acre lot with 154 ft fr on pristine spring fed “no motor” Basshaunt Lake. Close to Eagle Lake Village and all amenities plus Sir Sams Ski & Bike Hill. Municipal year round access and private driveway with ample parking. Nicely landscaped lot with perennial gardens, beautiful sunny south exposure and nice lakeside dock area and beach. Neat and clean 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, four season home on a full walkout basement plus “Carriage House” double insulated garage with loft area offering approximately 2300 sq ft of living space. Features cathedral beamed cedar ceilings, Cherry kitchen cupboards with Corian countertops and modern appliances, den/office or 4th bedroom, 2 fireplaces with wood burning inserts, triple glazed windows, metal roofs, Cherry hardwood floors throughout main floor, wrap around balcony plus recent dock, laundry facilities plus loads more. Shows to perfection! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
478 EILEAN GOWAN ISLAND, BRACEBRIDGE
$545,000 – MLS# 40017643
With 213’ frontage, this little gem sits with long lake views over Lake Muskoka. With close access to 3 marinas, your commute is quick to the peace and tranquility that can only be found on an island property. This 910 sq.ft. of living space benefits from vaulted living space, an updated bath in 2019, 3 bedrooms, new septic in 2006 and new roof in the same year. There are 2 acres of land to enjoy and a walking trail in the centre of the island. Privacy is incredible. Dock is cribbed. This is a rock solid little cottage with a wall of windows allowing you to drink in the view! Call or text Ross for a copy of the full listing.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Jennifer, Laura, Lucy, & Ross
The Rosskoka Team