Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a Kawartha Lakes cottage with an indoor pool
A five-year-old manor on Balsam Lake.
Here’s the foyer, complete with hobbit-esque rounded door. The kitchen is visible in the background:
A view of the living room, with high cathedral ceilings:
The master bedroom and its ensuite bathroom are on the main floor:
There’s a covered patio with a view of the lake:
The lower-level rec room has an ornate ceiling:
There are two bedrooms on the lower level. Here’s one of them:
And the other:
The owners bought the lot in 2005, then left it vacant until 2010, when they broke ground on this home. It was designed by Shawn Fisher Design and built by the Great Lakes Frame Company.
Big selling point
The woodwork goes far beyond your typical cottage kitsch. The pine timber beams have hand-cut joints, the floors are old-growth heart pine, and the kitchen cabinets were custom-made out of cherry wood.
Possible deal breaker
The fact that the indoor pool (yes, there’s an indoor pool) is slightly smaller than Olympic-sized might be a downside for some buyers. But, of course, there’s a lake in the backyard.
By the numbers
• $14,940 in taxes (2016)
• 4,300 square feet
• 125 feet of water frontage
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1.26 acres
• 1 swim spa
• 1 boat house (with 1,200 square foot deck up top)
• 1 sauna
• 1 wet bar
• 1 floor-to-ceiling fireplace