Cottage of the Week: $1.2 million for a cottage that extends over the banks of Lake Rosseau

Cottage of the Week: $1.2 million for a cottage that extends over the banks of Lake Rosseau

Cottage of the Week: 28 Winchester Drive
Address: 28 Winchester Drive
Neighbourhood: Seguin, Ontario
Agent: Todd Colter and Michele Masters-Leung, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,175,000

The Place: A four-bedroom cottage with two decks facing Muskoka’s popular Lake Rosseau.

Bragging Rights: With neighbours like Goldie Hawn and Martin Short, nature walks and celeb spotting are basically the same thing.

Big Selling Point: Though new cottages in the area are required to be set back 60 feet from the water, this cottage was grandfathered in under old regulations, allowing for its cantilevered position directly over the lake.

Possible Deal Breaker: If you’re not into wood panelling, keep looking. Every square foot of the place is covered in knotty lumber.

By The Numbers:
• $1,175,000
• $5,000–$6,000 per week to rent
• $4,262.31 in property taxes (2012)
• 1660 square feet of living space
• 218 feet of water frontage
• 6-car parking
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 water-facing decks
• 1 outdoor fire pit
• 1 large floating dock