Cottage of the Week: $1.5 million for a new-build on a semi-private island

Cottage of the Week: $1.5 million for a new-build on a semi-private island

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Address: Whitt Island
Neighbourhood: Gravenhurst, Ontario
Agent: Jack Janssen, Chestnut Park Real Estate
Price: $1,495,000

The Place: A cottage built in 2005 on a two-acre plot of Lake Muskoka island land.

Bragging Rights: The new owners will be sharing an architect with a famous-ish rich guy. David Gillett, who also designed Kevin O’Leary’s Muskoka manse, designed this home as well.

Big Selling Point: We’re partial to the 28-foot floor-to-ceiling fireplace, but golfers will love the close proximity to Taboo, which is only about a ten-minute boat ride away.

Possible Deal Breaker: Though the inhabitants of this place will have significantly fewer neighbours than the average mainlander, this island is split up into two parcels. On the plus side, if the owners ever run out of sugar, they won’t have to hop on a boat to get more.

By the Numbers:

• $1,495,000
• 2,600 square feet
• 28-foot fireplace
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 acres
• 2-slip dock
• 1 island
• 1 fancy architect