Cottage of the Week: $640,000 for a Huntsville cottage with a modern interior and a river in the backyard

Cottage of the Week: $640,000 for a Huntsville cottage with a modern interior and a river in the backyard

Address: 3471 Ravenscliffe Road
Neighbourhood: Huntsville
Agent: Kayley Spalding, Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate, Brokerage
Price: $639,900

The Place: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom farmhouse on a seven-acre plot of land along a meandering river in Huntsville. Fox Lake is a quick canoe ride away.

The History: The cottage has been owned by just three families since being built in 1905. It still has its original baseboards and doors, but there are plenty of modern touches left over from a round of renovations that began in 2006, including the new master suite in what used to be the attic and the concrete floors on the main level.

Big Selling Point: The glass walls of the living room open onto an expansive backyard. The buyer can expect a panoply of colour come fall, when the leaves change.

Possible Deal Breaker: The half wall in the master bedroom’s bathroom offers a semblance of privacy, but couples will have to be very comfortable with each other to feel at ease using the facilities.

By the Numbers:

• $639,900
• 100 years old
• 6.9 acres
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 river
• 1 weird master bathroom