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Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Address: 493 Highway 632, Rosseau
Agent: Wendy Cleland, Royal Lepage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage Price: $1,890,000

The place

A bungalow on Morgan Bay that’s straight out of the 1950s.

The main cabin has a screened-in porch:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Here’s the living room, with an original granite fireplace and extremely retro decor:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

The property has a decent view of the lake:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

The cabin has two main-floor bedrooms. Here’s one of them, which looks onto the screened-in porch:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Here’s the other:

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Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

The kitchen sticks to a yellow-and-teal colour scheme:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

The bathroom has laundry facilities. There’s an oil furnace, and the place is partially winterized:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Here’s the view of the cabin from the water. The roof was replaced in 2003:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

The dry boathouse has two floors. The lower is currently used as a workshop:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

There’s also space for a boat:

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Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Upstairs is a two-piece bathroom and a sizeable space that can fit more than a few beds:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

The dock is bigger than most, and faces east:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

And there’s a sandy beach area for the kids:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau

Here’s the property from above. It has over 400 feet of private shoreline:

Cottage of the Week: $1.9 million for a vintage home on Lake Rosseau
The history

The place was built in 1954, and the same family has owned it ever since.

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Big selling point

Lakefront property on Lake Rosseau is in high demand. In an area known for giant mansions on the water, it’s rare to find cottages with so much character.

Possible deal breaker

The retro vibes aren’t for everyone. But let’s be real: at this price, the new owners are probably going to want to knock the cabin down and build anew.

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By the numbers

• $1,890,000 • $6,889 in taxes (2017) • 1,038 square feet • 484 feet of waterfront • 3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 1.86 acres, plus a 30-acre landlocked parcel across the street • 1 boathouse

Clarification
July 9, 2018

This post has been edited to clarify that this property includes a 30-acre secondary lot.

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