Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a giant lakeside property
ADDRESS: 1384 Stephen’s Bay Rd.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lake Muskoka
AGENT: Karen and Cameron White, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
THE PLACE: This 9,500-square-foot residence, with 11 bedrooms and three Jacuzzis, is basically a Rosedale mansion built on Lake Muskoka’s Stephen Bay.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The 18-person home theatre, with tiered seating, a professional sound system and a 1080P hi-definition screen, means movie night will never be the same. Plus, if you don’t feel like actually experiencing the natural world outside your door, you can always watch Planet Earth instead.
BIG SELLING POINT: The double-slip boathouse. Really, it could be its own lakeside restaurant with a spacious glass-enclosed rooftop patio that overlooks the water.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: With four flat-screen TVs, a seven-camera surveillance system, motion-detector lighting, Bell ExpressVu satellite and Wi-Fi that extends to the dock—in addition to the home theatre—only those with a tech fetish need apply.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $30,477 in property taxes (2010)
• 18-seat theatre
• 11 bedrooms
• 8 bathrooms
• 7-camera surveillance system
• 3 Jacuzzi bathtubs
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• 2 gas fireplaces
• 2 electric boatlifts
• 1 bunkhouse
• 1 home gym
(Images courtesy of Stephanie White)