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Cottage of the Week: $6.8 million for an island, plus six cabins, in Georgian Bay

Cottage of the Week: $6.8 million for an island, plus six cabins, in Georgian Bay

ADDRESS: Chamberlain Island

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Sans Souci‚ Georgian Bay

AGENTS: George Webster, Moffat Dunlap Real Estate Ltd.

PRICE: $6,800,000

THE PLACE: Purchased in the 1930s, this 12-acre island was once home to a modest log cabin, but now houses a sprawling family compound designed by Stark Architects. Spread across the property are a main lodge, a master cottage, three self-contained sleeper cottages, a laundry cottage and two boathouses—one with a 2-bedroom loft apartment.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Sunrises and sunsets are the bread and butter of cottage living. There is one cabin positioned on the east-facing side of the island, and another on the west-facing side, so you won’t miss a single solar phenomenon.

BIG SELLING POINT: If space, privacy and a feeling of being far removed from everyday life are on your bucket list, then owning an entire island is the way to go.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The only downside to having an island for a cottage is getting there. A boat with licensed driver will be necessary.

BY THE NUMBERS: • $6,800,000 • $13,626.23 in property taxes (2011) • 12 acres of land • 3,000-square-foot master cottage • 1,800-square-foot main lodge • 1,000-square-foot loft in boathouse (with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths) • 10 bathrooms • 9 bedrooms • 8 buildings (1 main lodge, 4 sleeper cottages, 1 laundry cottage and 2 boathouses) • 8 fireplaces • 2 boathouses • 2 deep water harbours • 1 sauna

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