Cottage of the Week: $12 million for a modern Muskoka Lakes mansion on a private island

Cottage of the Week: $12 million for a modern Muskoka Lakes mansion on a private island

Address: Bass Island
Neighbourhood: Muskoka Lakes
Agent: Storey Badger, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage, Port Carling
Price: $11,800,000

The Place: A contemporary, window-lined mansion on Bass Island, in the middle of Lake Muskoka.

The History: Built in 2014, this 8,500-square-foot cottage sits on its own private, 11-acre island. The builders didn’t stint on imported luxuries: the home has tile from Italy and Spain and smart toilets brought in from Japan.

Big Selling Point: Aside from the fact that it comes with an entire island, the massive cottage has a 1,200-square-foot spa with a Finnish dry sauna, Turkish steam room, a resistance swimming pool and a cold-plunge pool with handmade heated marble benches.

Possible Deal Breaker: To the average buyer, the price tag may seem steep—but it works out to just over a million an acre, which isn’t totally crazy by cottage country standards.

By the Numbers:

• $11,800,000
• 8,500 square feet
• 2,756 feet of water frontage
• 1,200-square-foot spa
• 11 acres of land
• 10 parking spots
• 6 bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 3 wood-burning fireplaces
• 2 fridges
• 2 cooktops (1 induction and 1 gas)
• 2-bedroom guest house
• 1 Finnish dry sauna
• 1 Turkish steam room
• 1 resistance swimming pool
• 1 cold-plunge pool
• 1 hot tub
• 1 year old