By: Ross McLean, Broker | Lucy McLean, Sales Representative | Laura Stevens, Sales Representative
MarketWATCH Muskoka: 22 August 2018
As we approach fall in Muskoka, the pace of play changes. Think languid. Think reflective. Think art.
For 40 years the Fall studio tour has been a highlight for those who live here and those who want to. The
Artistic community in cottage country has grown over the years. Although we think of The Group of Seven
as laying the groundwork, before them people made what was then more than a day’s journey to be inspired
by the Precambrian Shield and all it has to offer.
Just this month, “Who Killed Tom Thomson?” Has been published and acclaimed. John Little of Bracebridge
Has written a riveting whodunit using current detective techniques to uncover a likely answer about the demise
of the now famous early 20th century artist who was found dead in Algonquin Park. John’s father, Judge Little,
was among those who exhumed Thomson’s body in 1956 to find a hole in the skull. Enough said. It’s a great
investigation of an unsolved mystery surrounding the death of a Muskoka based artist.
Also, as the fall approaches, some people sadly look to leave Muskoka for the last time. Their cottages come to market
for the first time. As well, properties which have not sold during the season find reductions in ask to be appropriate.
Reductions are beginning. Check below to see if there’s something to suit your taste and budget. That’s the toughest
part of buying a cottage – finding what you want for what you’re willing to pay. Take a look. We’re willing to help!
Our picks of the week…
2809 MUSKOKA ROAD 169 #1, BALA
$399,000 – MLS# 147715
WOW! Enjoy warm and sunny south west exposure along with stunning views to the west across the sparkling waters of delightful Long Lake! Well treed property with easy year round access together with the added convenience of close proximity to town means this is one not to miss. Gorgeous backdrop with oodles of potential is a wonderful chance for the opportunistic. Replace the older two bedroom + loft cottage with your own cottage design/dream and start making your Muskoka memories here. Nice waterfront includes shallow water along the shore and deeper water further out along with loads of afternoon sunshine for sun worshippers. NOTE: The lot lines have been surveyed and the current owner has designs for a 2600 sq. ft. (approx.) cottage with deck. Loft 9.6 x irregular.
1119 SKELETON LAKE ROAD 2 (PENINSULA) #48, UTTERSON
$1,195,000 – MLS# 145995
Spectacular unique private point setting on crystal clear pristine Skeleton Lake. Boasting 670 feet of rugged granite shore while still providing a gorgeous sand beach swimming area and gentle walking paths. The cottage is an absolute charmer, fabulous open concept for entertaining, spacious living and family rooms, impressive granite fireplace and cozy woodstove for the chilly nights. For the kids there is a great traditional 2 bedroom bunkhouse with bath. Enjoy the wonderful view from your large private deck with a terrific outdoor shower! There is a great sauna down at the water’s edge to extend the swimming season. A rare one of a kind offering!
1047 ROBERTS BAY ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES
$1,749,000 MLS# 141364
NEWLY RENOVATED 4 bdrm pine lined cottage with brand new kitchen and brand new granite countertops, newer wood flooring throughout. 1500sq’ of outdoor deck with a big view of the bay; NEW double boathouse 36 x 33 with 29’ and 23’ slips with deep water off the dock and a beach along the natural shoreline with road access to private launch area. Newly renovated Bunkie w 8’x15′ Bedroom, 11’x19′ living with 3pc bathroom and mini kitchen, beautiful wood flooring throughout. Enjoy the Spectacular Lake Joseph Sunsets from the Multiple decks tiered along the sloping decent to the boathouse. Fresh gravel & mulch. Southwest exposure perfect for SUNSETS!! No detail is left undone with this NEWLY RENOVATED, must see property.
1158 GREENWOOD POINT ROAD #13, MUSKOKA LAKES
$2,995,000 – MLS#146781
Stunning new build on Lake Muskoka serving up dramatic open island dotted lake views to Brigadoon, Grandview & Wyldewood Isles and beyond. Sleek & stylish 5 bedroom, 6 bath, custom built “Cutting Brothers” timber frame 4 seasons cottage with 3,765 sq. ft. of living space, elegantly composed interior boasts handsome “Chervin” kitchen, 22 Ft gorgeous Muskoka room ceiling feature, white oak floors, suites of bedrooms including main floor bedroom suite, ample decking, full high end appliance package, finished lower level walkout, sound proofed master, all bathrooms soundproofed, 2nd floor re-circulating hot water, wired for security system. Stone path leads to grandfathered BH with 534 sq. ft. finished area above and an open/closed lower level entertaining area, 6,000 lb. hydraulic lift. Pre-wired car charging post. An impeccably well built package with incredible attention to detail. An elegant marriage of custom modern finishes and traditional timber frame detailing. A showpiece.
Looking forward to sharing our little corner of paradise with you,
PS. Don’t forget to check out these Muskoka Gems!
1068 ECHO BEACH ROAD, UTTERSON
$374,900 – MLS# 145841
THREE MILE LAKE
Ready to enjoy! Sunset exposure, sand beach, gentle entry, year round, well maintained cottage/home. Cozy open concept living with woodstove, 2 bedrooms and cute bunkhouse for kids or guests. Sun filled decking for outdoor living with electric sun shade. A great property and waterfront for young and old. New storage shed for all of the water toys. Did I mention lots of parking, easy access off Municipally maintained road? Come and see this one!
1747 BRACKENRIG ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES
$2,995,000 – MLS# 126243
“Edgewater”. A classic year round 5 bedrm Muskoka cottage. Warm and inviting, A place where relaxing is the paramount goal. Built right at the water’s edge, this cottage has a relationship with the water like no other. View? Sunset? Right on the money! Both are exceptional. Access? Privacy? Two more boxes ticked. Looking for gentle land? This was made for you. To add to the list, there’s a 2 slip boathouse with 650 sq ft above for accommodation and an oversized two car garage for the toys. Beautifully furnished in warm, soft tones Edgewater is move-in ready. A place to kick back or entertain while you think about how to make it your own. This kind of opportunity is rare. It’s a great find and excellent value.