Cottage of the Week: $1.1 million for a hilltop house with its own funicular for easy access to the lake below

Cottage of the Week: $1.1 million for a hilltop house with its own funicular for easy access to the lake below

Cottage of the Week: 1983 South Portage Road

Address: 1983 South Portage Road
Neighbourhood: Huntsville, Ontario
Agents: Jay Richardson and Stephen Leonard, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty
Price: $1,089,000

The Place: A custom-built octagonal vacation home perched above the shore of Muskoka’s Lake of Bays.

Bragging Rights:  The rocky outcroppings that give Muskoka its grandiose views can also make it difficult to get down to the waterfront. The built-in funicular system takes you from the deck to the boat dock so everyone in the family can enjoy a splash in the lake.

Big Selling Point: The octagonal shape of the great room gives stunning vistas from many angles and creates a communal space for family togetherness on rainy nights.

Possible Deal Breaker: The dock only has parking for one craft, which may disappoint international playboys (or girls) with multiple boats.

By the Numbers:
• $1,089,000
• $5,797.00 in taxes (2012)
• 2,700 square feet
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 Muskoka room
• 1 elevator to the water