Cottage of the Week: $2.7 million for a Gravenhurst summer home with a catwalk
The Place: A Lake Muskoka cottage with a large boathouse on Skinner Bay.
The History: Two years and close to $1.3 million (including $100,000 on custom millwork alone) went into building this spacious family cottage. The sellers never lived here, but before putting the property on the market they staged the interior with designer pieces from Nienkamper, Moroso and Tom Dixon.
Big Selling Point: A catwalk extends from the cottage’s upper deck directly to the boathouse, making it easy for guests to stroll (or even roll, if they have mobility issues) to the lakefront.
Possible Deal Breaker: The clean lines and fresh paint inside this new build may disappoint buyers looking for a rustic country escape. Even so, simple touches like wide-plank floors and beamed ceilings give the interior a distinct “cottage” feel.
By The Numbers:
• $7,869 in property taxes (2014)
• 2,600 square feet
• 1,500 square feet below grade
• 200 feet of water frontage
• 24 acres of land
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 1 gazebo
• 1 double boathouse