Cottage of the Week: $525,000 for a Kawartha Lakes cottage with a wall of windows

Cottage of the Week: $525,000 for a Kawartha Lakes cottage with a wall of windows

Address: 315 Crego Lake Road
Neighbourhood: Kinmount
Agent: Steve Brand, Royal LePage Lakes of Haliburton, Brokerage
Price: $525,900
Previously sold for: $354,000, in 2008

The place

A 1.24-acre property in Kinmount, a two-hour drive outside of the GTA.

There’s a small dining area:


On its lake-facing side, the cottage is basically nothing but windows:


There are three bedrooms. Here’s one:


Another one:


And the master bedroom:


The bathroom has an intricately carved wooden vanity:


There’s a subterranean workshop:


The deck, just outside the living room, faces the lake:


There’s also a bunkie. It’s rough inside. The owners are using it for storage:


The view from the lake:


The history

This home is a 1972 prefab home by Viceroy. Around 1994, a previous set of owners raised it off its joists and added the unfinished basement. The current owners bought the cottage in 2008 and made some additions, like the custom-built kitchen cabinets, done by a local Mennonite craftsman:


Big selling point

The living room has 13-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. In the back, there’s a 250-square-foot deck with a view of Crego Lake.

Possible deal breaker

The lake restricts boaters to 10 horsepower or under, so those cigarette boats will have to stay in storage. On the plus side: the cottage comes with a paddle boat:


By the numbers

• $525,900
• $3,983 in taxes (2016)
• 1,200 square feet
• 150 feet of waterfront
• 13 foot ceilings
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 bathroom
• 1 Mennonite-built kitchen
• 1 paddle boat

The Hunt