Cottage of the Week: $450,000 for a rustic retreat in Frontenac
The place: A two-lot property on an island in Bob’s Lake in Frontenac. It consists of a guest house, a tree house and a main building.
The history: The home was built in the summer of 1992 over the course of just twelve weeks, with workers ferrying construction materials to the site by barge. The other structures were added later.
Big selling point: The relatively low price will appeal to some buyers, as will the affordable property taxes—but this property’s best feature has to be the indoor hammock in the main cottage. It’s hard to think of a better place to take in a (bug-free) afternoon nap.
Possible deal breaker: The cottage isn’t winterized, though a wood-burning stove in the main cottage keeps things toasty on chilly nights. Cottagers looking to take advantage of a late summer will have to buy quickly.
By the numbers:
• $2,655 in taxes (2015)
• 6 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 outdoor showers
• 1 guest house
• 1 tree house
• 1 half-size basketball court