Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a palatial spread in the heart of ski country
ADDRESS: 201 Brophys Lane
REGION: Blue Mountains, Ontario
AGENT: Veronica Lord, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
THE PLACE: A muscular, Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired four-bedroom on Georgian Bay.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: While your downtown friends are wallowing at the Y, you’ll be within reach of some of Ontario’s best outdoor sports amenities: great places to golf, swim, play tennis, hike and, of course, ski (or, if you can’t afford a membership at Craigleith, wait in the notorious chairlift line at Blue Mountain).
BIG SELLING POINT: The 12-person outdoor hot tub is linked to the house by a heated stone walkway, so you won’t freeze your bunions off after a day on the slopes.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Global warming (or a vengeful sun god) might kill the joy of ski weekends here, but even if shushing down the mountain becomes impossible, you’ll appreciate all that waterfront property when Canadian winters start resembling Florida summers.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $10,541.12 in property taxes
• 6,600 square feet
• 500-bottle wine cellar
• 151 feet of water frontage
• 15 parking spaces
• 12-person hot tub
• 4 bedrooms
• 2.01 acres
• 1 ski-tuning room (seriously, a room just for tuning skis)
• 1 tennis court
• 1 infinity pool
• 1 sauna
• 1 steam room