Cottage of the Week: $8.5 million for a Lake Muskoka log cabin
ADDRESS: Peninsula Road, Port Carling
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lake Muskoka
AGENT: Richard Scully, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
THE PLACE: This giant log cabin overlooking Lake Muskoka proves that the classic cottage can be both rustic and luxurious.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: It’s really, really big. The main house is a behemoth—7,007 square feet—and includes a wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen and enough space for the whole family to spend the night (five bedrooms and five bathrooms).
BIG SELLING POINT: Sure, this cottage is huge; but it’s also homely. The B.C. cedar logs inspire both a sense of awe and a sense of warmth, while the interior space feels grand without being overwhelming.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The master bedroom is bold and beautiful—but it also features an open-concept bathroom. Not everybody wants everything in plain sight.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• •7,007-square-foot main house
• 990 feet of lakefront property
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3-car garage
• 3-slip boathouse
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 outdoor bar
• 1 built-in barbecue