Cottage of the Week: $15 million for an over-the-top lumberjack’s paradise in Muskoka
ADDRESS: 1100 Delbrooke Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lake of Bays, Muskoka
AGENT: Michael Constable, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
THE PLACE: This enormous Canadiana-themed cottage has it all: eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an impressive great room, floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, a private beach, a putting green, a hot yoga room, a sauna and a massive boat house.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The cowboy-style games room with saddle bar stools and a swinging door straight out of a saloon should make for some raucous Western-themed evenings—you may even be able to invite country singer Shania Twain, who is rumoured to have a cottage nearby.
BIG SELLING POINT: Set in the northeast corner of the Muskoka district, this cottage compound is quieter than the sometimes overcrowded Muskoka Lakes area, but still has the bucolic woodlands and pristine water that the area is famous for.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The Inukshuk and iron moose sculpture in the backyard may be a little kitschy (but then again, no one could accuse you of failing to commit to the woodsy theme).
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $38,429 in property taxes (2012)
• 12,000 square feet of living space
• 9 bathrooms
• 8 bedrooms
• 3-car two level garage
• 3-slip boathouse with power lifts
• 3 stone-clad fireplaces
• 1 hot yoga studio
• 1 private putting green
• 1 private sandy beach
• 1 metal moose statue