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Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

By Ali Amad| Photography by Matt Vardy
Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

Address: 120 Highway 654
District: Parry Sound Agent: Matt Smith, Engel & Völkers Listing price: $4,998,000 Previously sold for: $230,000, in 2003

The place

A four-bed, five-bath mansion in Parry Sound, near North Bay.

In 2003, the owners bought the 35-acre lot for $230,000. The Wasi River winds through the property, which is located on the southeastern shores of Lake Nipissing. In 2005, the owners spent close to $4 million to build a two-storey log-cabin-style mansion, as well as a guest house.

The owners, who are based in the US, spent most of their summers on the property. They’re now selling the place in an online auction that will be held July 6 to 13. Interested buyers can schedule an appointment to tour the property in person.

The tour

There’s an elk-antler chandelier overlooking the entranceway. The owners sourced the massive exterior logs, which average over 35 centimetres in diameter, from nearby Algonquin Park.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing
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The front door is made of approximately 900-year-old cedar. The decorative column features hand-carved spawning Labrador brook trout.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

Above the living room hangs a 408-kilogram elk-and-moose-antler chandelier. The floors are granite, sourced from a Parry Sound quarry.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

There’s also a hand-crafted fieldstone fireplace in the living room. For additional warmth, the owners installed a hydronic radiant heating system in the main-level floors.

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Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

This secluded nook on the main level has a view of the lake.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

The kitchen cabinetry is made from the same 900-year-old cedar used for the front door.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

Next to the kitchen is the dining room.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

The dining room opens onto this lake-facing sunroom, which has its own fireplace.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

For the staircase, the owners hired a local craftsman to weld handrails out of antique chain links.

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Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

Here’s an upstairs view of the living room and its nine-metre ceilings:

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

In the primary bedroom, the walls are crafted from Brazilian cherry and Australian cypress while the floors are pine.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

The four-piece primary ensuite bathroom features his-and-hers sinks and a walk-in shower.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

The upper level also has this den with a view of the lake.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

Here’s what the back of the home looks like:

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Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

The 2,000-square-foot guest house includes a three-car garage on the ground level.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

Inside the open-concept guest house, there’s a kitchen, a living area and plenty of room for spare beds to host family and friends.

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

And here’s a stunning bird’s-eye view of the 35-acre property, nestled next to the Wasi River:

Cottage of the Week: $5 million for a luxury log mansion on Lake Nipissing

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