Cottage of the Week: $2.2 million for a vacation property with two libraries
ADDRESS: 245 North Shore Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Port Severn, Georgian Bay
AGENT: ReMax Baywatch Ltd., Brokerage Armin and AnneMarie Grigaitis,
THE PLACE: A cottage with a palatial air (for instance, it has a circular staircase and a turreted tower), tucked in its own little cove on Georgian Bay.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The main point of having a cottage is getting away from it all to relax in quiet solitude. Usually, that means the outdoors, but in this place, you can also hole up in one of two private oak-shelved libraries.
BIG SELLING POINT: Just because the thermometer is dropping doesn’t mean a vacation property has to lie dormant. A glance at the bar-worthy, well, bar, and it’s obvious people could still enjoy themselves up here in the dead of winter.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If you’re the kind of person whose favourite books are of the comic variety, you might struggle to fill all those bookshelves—there are only so many knickknacks and curios out there.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 5,106 square feet
• 265 feet of waterfront
• 7 bathrooms
• 6 bedrooms
• 2 libraries
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 indoor bar
168353 The third of four bedrooms 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore04-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore04.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore04.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore04/ sept12northshore04 0 0
168341 The second of four bedrooms in the main house 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore16.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore16/ sept12northshore16 0 0
168342 An upstairs den, near the bedrooms 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore15-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore15.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore15.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore15/ sept12northshore15 0 0
168350 The view from a nook just off the master bedroom 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore07-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore07.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore07.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore07/ sept12northshore07 0 0
168344 The master bedroom. Each of the four bedrooms in the main house has an ensuite 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore13.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore13/ sept12northshore13 0 0
168346 The games room, lower level 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore11.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore11/ sept12northshore11 0 0
168347 The lower level has a games room and a bar, with a walkout to the backyard and waterfront 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore10.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore10/ sept12northshore10 0 0
168345 The library 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore12.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore12/ sept12northshore12 0 0
168356 One of the two libraries. Each has custom oak shelving 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore01-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore01.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore01.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore01/ sept12northshore01 0 0
168348 The kitchen has a massive pantry and two seating areas for family and guests 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore09-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore09.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore09.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore09/ sept12northshore09 0 0
168349 The dining room 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore08-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore08.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore08.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore08/ sept12northshore08 0 0
168352 The two-storey fieldstone fireplace 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore05-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore05.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore05.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore05/ sept12northshore05 0 0
168354 The timber-frame great room 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore03-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore03.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore03.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore03/ sept12northshore03 0 0
168355 The coach house. The living quarters are above the three-bay garage 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore02-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore02.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore02.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore02/ sept12northshore02 0 0
168339 The main house 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore18.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore18/ sept12northshore18 0 0
168343 The lot has 265 feet of frontage on a cove of Georgian Bay 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore14.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore14/ sept12northshore14 0 0
168357 The property is a little over two hours from Toronto. It has a French country–inspired main house, and a separate coach house containing a caretaker apartment and a guest suite 245 North Shore Road 245 North Shore Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/sept12NorthShore_intro.jpg 656 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottage-of-the-week-245-north-shore-road/slide/sept12northshore_intro/ sept12northshore_intro 0 0
10 thoughts on “Cottage of the Week: $2.2 million for a vacation property with two libraries”
Starts off strong with the family room and dining room (& library) but then you lose me with the rest of the house. Proximity to the City is good but for that kind of money, I’d like all the rooms to have some character…..and a decent shoreline too!
Love this place but it is not a cottage.
Tony….ditto…I said the same thing too.. the bedrooms are totally out of character with the rest of the home. Its like I entered into a cottage, had some tea in the cottage like kitchen and the fireplace and library… then into the bedroom – oh wait – I am back in a city home!
I am not sure Tony owns a cottage, this is a good shoreline with a proctective bay and you can do a lot more activities during summer especially strong winds and balmy weather.
I would live there full-time, if I were to win the lottery…
Bali…..don’t need to ‘own’ a cottage to know a good shoreline…..seen my share of beautiful shorelines…IMHO, this isn’t one of them and especially not for over 2 mill. To each their own.
I just don’t get this place. And I’m with Tony on the shoreline – and I HAVE owned a waterfront home. That shoreline looks kind of swampy … just sayin’.
Agree about the bedrooms – the ones which are shown don’t do the rest of the place justice. The only things I would covet about this place are the libraries and stone fire place.
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ewww whats with the green bedroom? so out of date. nice land and layout but needs a lot of work and upgrading.
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