Toronto’s great and all, but let’s admit it — she’s chaos. Between the neverending gridlock and sky-high real estate prices, we wouldn’t blame you for fantasizing about a simpler life in cottage country, especially if you get to live in a house like this one. This 1.5-acre property sits right on the Muskoka River and the views from the private dock are just as dreamy as the home’s interior. It can all be yours for the price of an ugly bungalow in the big city.
The 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home is surrounded by a lush forest but is only a short walk to everything you need, giving you the perfect mix of privacy and serenity without the out-of-town feel, Muskoka-based realtor Holly Carroll told Curiocity.
The property is brand new and was only finished in 2020. The living room is open concept with oak plank hardwood flooring, vaulted cathedral ceilings, and giant windows to let in the natural light.
You’ll stay toasty through the winter thanks to the heated floors, benches and shower tiles in the bathroom, and the home’s two stone fireplaces. In the summer, you can kick back on the balcony with treetop views and take the staircase down to the private dock, where the calm waters are ideal for canoeing and swimming.
There are three bedrooms and an office located on the main level of the home — hello, WFH with a view. The home comes with high-speed fibre optic wi-fi, so showing off your view on Zoom calls won’t be an issue. On the lower floor are a rec room, exercise room, and an additional bedroom and bathroom. There are two master bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet.
With 8 parking spots, a wet bar, and a 6-person hot tub, you’ll definitely want to host some friends here. Plus, it’s close to the Trans Canada Trail system so you’ll want to ditch your fancy loafers for a pair of hiking boots.
Address: 426 Wilson Falls Rd