Cottage of the Week: $1.6 million for a bayfront property that’s classic Muskoka
ADDRESS: 1338 East Bay Road, Torrance
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lake Muskoka
AGENT: Iris and James Gardiner, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
THE PLACE: A six-bedroom, five-bathroom cottage on a sheltered bay in Lake Muskoka.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: With two fireplaces, whitewashed wood-panelled walls, a 300-square-foot screened-in room for outside views on rainy days and handsome wood beam ceilings, this cottage feels quintessentially Muskokan.
BIG SELLING POINT: The sun deck above the boathouse, which seems to extend straight into the water (though we wouldn’t recommend jumping off it) has a staggering 1,300 square feet of sun-drenched space.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The downstairs living room is carpeted—great for chilly mornings, but a pain if the kids trek through with sandy feet.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 2,700 square feet
• 1,300-square-foot deck
• 245 feet of shoreline
• 6 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3-car garage
• 2-slip boathouse
• 2 fireplaces