Cottage of the Week: $4.3 million for a Port Carling cabin with a retrofuturist roof

Cottage of the Week: $4.3 million for a Port Carling cabin with a retrofuturist roof

The 1,800-square-foot property also comes with luxurious bathrooms, a rooftop patio, a private beach and a two-slip boathouse

Location: Port Carling
Price: $4,299,000
Previously sold for: $3.5 million in 2022
Size: 1,800 square feet sitting on two acres of land
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Real estate agents: Katie Gilbert and Kate Slater, Chestnut Park Real Estate

The place

A four-bedroom, three-bathroom cottage at the southern tip of Lake Rosseau—known for its calm waters and boating culture. The place’s defining feature is its dramatic retrofuturist roof. It also comes with an attached two-slip boathouse. Residents are a short drive from the restaurants and shopping in Port Carling, dozens of hiking trails, and several golf courses.

The history

The original owners built this bungalow in 1968. The current owners took over in 2022 and completed a full renovation of the interior while keeping the funky roof and some original flagstone walls. As Quebecers, they aren’t able to visit the property as often as they would like, so they’ve decided to sell.

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The tour

The entire compound spills over the shoreline—a feature no longer allowed for new builds in Muskoka.

This 1,800-square-foot home in port Carling is going for $4.3 million.

Here’s the cottage from the front. Its angular cedar-shake roof—like something out of The Jetsons—canopies over the patio and front door. 

The place's greatest feature might be its retrofuturist roof.

The foyer leads to the kitchen, which rises over the open-concept living and dining area. 

The kitchen elevates above the dining area.

Its acacia counters serve as a great lookout for Brackenrig Bay. 

The view form the kitchen.

This is the dining area, flanked by wide sliding-glass doors and large transom windows.

Two sets of sliding glass doors illuminate the space.

A reverse angle shows off the wall-to-wall sliding glass and panoramic view.

Who needs a TV when you have Brackenrig Bay.

In the living space: an original flagstone wall and a climate-friendly propane fireplace. Note the canoe hanging overhead.

The propane fireplace is surrounded by the original flagstone wall.

Down the hall is the main bedroom, equipped with more flagstone, an ensuite bathroom and a private balcony.

The main bedroom walks out to a private balcony.

The ensuite is lined features Calcutta marble and a rain shower and a soaker tub.

Note the Calcutta marble in the ensuite.

There’s also a double vanity, along with a second walkout to the balcony. 

The ensuite also accesses the balcony.

Here’s a peek inside one of the secondary bedrooms. This one overlooks the front yard. 

The secondary bedroom faces the front of the home.

Now for the two-slip boathouse. It comes with a large dock and a 1,500-square-foot terrace above.

The boathouse stands above five-foot-deep water.

Nothing but endless sky on the terrace. It faces west for sunset views.

The boathouse terrace is ideal for parties.

The covered lounge is all about serenity.

Pure relaxation on the deck below.

Finally, the private beach, just off the side of the home. 

This secluded beach lies just right of the main entrance.

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