Cottage of the Week: $2.6 million for a bungalow with a double-decker boathouse on Lake Muskoka
The Place: A handsome bungalow with tons of deck space and luxurious upgrades on Lake Muskoka Point in Bala.
The History: The homeowners sunk close to a million dollars into the cottage during a renovation in 2013 and 2014. The new additions include steel docks and a two-slip boathouse with guest quarters on its second floor.
Big Selling Point: The interior’s pine floors and cathedral ceilings give it a rustic look, but modern amenities make the home more livable than the average cottage in the woods. The kitchen, for instance, has Thermidor appliances, a wine fridge, an enormous island and plenty of storage.
Possible Deal Breaker: Although the cottage has year-round access, there’s no garage—meaning the buyers will be scraping plenty of ice and snow off their cars if they spend time there in the winter.
By the Numbers:
• $850,000 in renovations
• $9,994 in taxes (2014)
• 2,500 square feet
• 580 feet of shoreline
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2.99 acres
• 2-slip boathouse