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Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

Address: 22 Playfair Island, Unit 3 Neighbourhood: Lake Joseph, Muskoka Agents: Linda Ratkovsky and Paul Heenan, Johnston and Daniel Rushbrooke Realty, Brokerage Price: $2,390,000

The place

An Anne of Green Gables–inspired cottage on the western shores of Lake Joseph’s Playfair Island (a five-minute boat ride from Gordon Bay Marina).

The back of the cottage has a grassy field perfect for setting up badminton matches:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

Instead of a television, the sitting room faces a stone fireplace that spans two storeys:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

This slightly more casual (and greener-hued) lounge area is behind the sitting room. The room has coffered ceilings and custom millwork:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

There’s yet another sitting area below the staircase. The floors are all made from antiqued hemlock and ash:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

The kitchen has granite countertops, and two islands:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

The dining room table can easily fit 12 guests:

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Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

There are six colourful bedrooms. Here’s one of them:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

This one has two single daybeds:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat

Here’s one of the four bathrooms, with a double vanity and soaker tub:

Cottage of the Week: $2.4 million for an island-based Lake Joseph retreat
The history

The seller works in the construction industry. He had this place custom-built for his family in 2007. Now that the kids have grown up, the family has decided to move on.

Big selling point

The cottage has just the right mix of modern amenities and rustic charm. Plus, the western exposure ensures epic sunsets.

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Possible deal breaker

The property is accessible only by boat, but there’s no boathouse.

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By the numbers

• $2,390,000 • $8,410 in taxes (2014) • 3,700 square feet • 426 feet of waterfront • 6 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 3 acres

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