House Hunting in Canada: A Lakeside Super-Cottage in the Muskoka District


This 7.1-acre property, with more than 1,000 feet of frontage on Manitouwabing Lake, sits 15 miles east of Parry Sound and near the Muskoka district, a lake-dotted vacation haven about two and a half hours north of Toronto, Ontario.The wooded property is anchored by a five-bedroom cedar-shingle cottage built in 2007, and includes a detached two-car garage and a private dock.The 10,185-square-foot house is reached down a long driveway bracketed by pine, oak and maple trees to a clearing and a porte-cochere with exposed trusses. Massive barn-style doors flanked by tall glass panes open to a broad foyer and a sitting area facing a floor-to-ceiling double-sided fireplace of cultured stone. The walls, ceilings and exposed trusses throughout are clad in pine; the floors in much of the house are hemlock.
“We call it a traditional Muskoka cottage,” said Jess Kaye, an agent with Cayman Marshall International Realty, which has the listing. (Cottage can mean anything from a chalet to a bungalow.)
ImageBuilt in 2007, the 10,185-square-foot, five-bedroom house anchors a 7.1-acre property on the shore of Manitouwabing Lake. The backyard area has several levels leading down to the water.Built in 2007, the 10,185-square-foot, five-bedroom house anchors a 7.1-acre property on the shore of Manitouwabing Lake. The backyard area has several levels leading down to the water.Credit…Cayman Marshall International Realty

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