Cottage of the Week: $2.5 million for a Lake of Bays cottage with a seriously impressive fireplace
The Place: A five-bedroom, four-bathroom cottage (with at least three antler-inspired chandeliers!) on Muskoka’s Lake of Bays. All its main living spaces are arranged around a round, two-storey great room.
The History: Custom built in 2001, this home looks more classic than its years thanks to its cedar-lined interior, slate flooring and river-stone fireplace.
Big Selling Point: The great room has a central fireplace, open on all four sides, meaning the owner can catch a glimpse of a roaring fire from almost every conceivable angle on the main floor, or gather a few guests for a 360-degree marshmallow roast in the dead of winter.
Possible Deal Breaker: The urinal in the bathroom may feel too “man cave” for some, but think of the benefits: never having to lecture anyone on putting the seat down again (or, conversely, never being lectured to put the seat down again).