Image: Glass Sculpture by Lee Shelton
Muskoka is a place for artists and artisans. Every spring and fall there’s a tour to more than 40 studios. Each spring there’s also an adjudicated art show. The talent, creativity and virtuosity displayed by weavers, jewellers, masons, wood carvers, painters, drawers, photographers and glass blowers is fascinating, exquisite and masterful.
This weekend is the summer show. Some of the work is fanciful, some of it definitely cottagey. You can imagine that its muse is primarily Muskoka. The muse makes itself known through media chosen and subject matter, whether
a granite or wood carving, a lake or forest scene, the muse is Muskoka. Just as vacationers are inspired to recreate here, so artists have come to represent and be inspired by the wild since long before the days of the
Group of Seven.
Despite our heat, the air is clear here. The water’s warm. This week, Muskoka is on display. Come north and enjoy the creativity Muskoka inspires. Take a look at this week’s listings. There may be one you want to see!
1087 LAKESHORE ROAD, GRAVENHURST
$1,649,000 – MLS# 139741
If living on Lake Muskoka is part of your future plan, THIS IS the ultimate value package! Envision a perfect Muskoka lifestyle with an expansive year-round Bungalow having outstanding water vistas just short steps to a classic rock shelf shoreline. Multiple decks, extensive docks, landscaped gardens and granite pathways offer an easy flow from the indoors to a choice of exterior living spaces made for entertaining. Tick the Boxes: Additional homestead 1 Brdm guest cottage, PLUS Boathouse with upper deck (suits 26+ft boat w 2 hoists), PLUS double car Garage, PLUS paved Driveway, PLUS municipal road access a few minutes to amenities in town. Discover this well maintained open-concept cottage with accommodating main floor bedrooms, impressive stone fireplace, rec room w walk-out and heated floors. The current owner has invested beautifully and an extensive list of improvements make this move-in ready and worry free. Full package available, please contact us soon.
1023 MCPHERSON POINT ROAD, UTTERSON
$825,000 – MLS# 139930
THREE MILE LAKE
Come and see one of the best this lake has to offer! 370′ of private rocky shoreline with spectacular long lake westerly views! The lot is really pretty boasting gentle elevation & sits close to the lake. See documents about all the upgrades! Adorable bunkie adds to the package! Great rental income $2,500/wk
1071 STRACHANS POINT ROAD, BALA
$669,999 – MLS# 140363
Sunny southwest exposure, sandy shoreline and a solid cottage. Come explore all the Moon has to offer from this gentle shoreline location only minutes to town by boat or by car. Solid 3 bedroom cottage can be enjoyed as is or use your creative side to update it and make it your own. Huge open concept living room, kitchen and dining room with open beamed ceilings and walkout to Muskoka room overlooking the water. Screened gazebo, Bunkie, multiple storage buildings and pleasing bayside views. Come take a look today! Square Footage includes porch, which is insulated but not heated.
And now for the rest…
Pick your favourites and let’s take a look together,
Laura, Lucy & Ross
P.S. Don’t forget to take a closer look at these
1221-1 OSBORNE POINT RD
$495,000 – MLS# 133698
LAKE OF BAYS
Opportunity to build on this gorgeous 250′, 1.6 acre lot being sold together with 1221 Osborne Point Rd. MLS#132122, a 6 bedroom, 3 bath, 4 Season cottage with 425′ of frontage and 13+ acres. Create the ultimate private family compound on beautiful Lake of Bays Land.
1007 WALKER LANE, MUSKOKA LAKES TWP
$1,279,000 – MLS# 126987
357ft Straight Line on Lake Muskoka Welcome to your new 4 season cottage with exceptional privacy, level lot for young and old alike with easy access to a wonderful 100 ft plus sand beach. Just under 1 acre of property allowing for a 2 Storey boathouse with accommodations. Ideally located on upper Lake Muskoka between Bala and Port Carling facing south, southwest for all day sun. This newly renovated cottage has 3 bdrms, 2 baths with an oversized (10’x35’) walkout Muskoka Rm. The cottage has been totally renoed with some newer windows and doors, flooring, bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. Municipal roadway right to your back door so just plow the driveway and you’re ready for winter enjoyment. Airtight wood stove will provide plenty of heat for those cooler nights. There is a large garage for all your toys with an upper play area for the kids and friends to play all their games. Turnkey opportunity not to be missed.
1221 OSBORNE POINT RD, LAKE OF BAYS
$1,495,000 – MLS# 132122
LAKE OF BAYS
Amazing opportunity to enjoy ultimate privacy at this stunning point of land on Lake of Bays. 425′ of frontage & 13+ acres including 1681′ of road frontage. The breathtaking 3-sided treetop views from the large family sized deck enjoys all day sunshine with picturesque sunrises and sunsets, this is truly a rare offering. The 4 Season cottage features 6 bedrooms, 3 baths including a Master Ensuite and its own private deck. Your family will love the large dining room, living room with a stone fireplace and a 3 Season Muskoka Room. There is a generous amount of play/activity area and a 26′ x 48′ detached garage. For the perfect family compound or spec build opportunity this is being sold together with 1221-1 Osborne Point Rd MLS#133698, the adjacent 250′ separately deeded 1.6 acre lot.
1747 BRACKENRIG ROAD, MUSKOKA LAKES TWP
$3,195,000 – MLS# 126243
“Edgewater”. A classic year round 5 bedrm Muskoka cottage. Warm and inviting, A place where relaxing is the paramount goal. Built right at the water’s edge, this cottage has a relationship with the water like no other. View? Sunset? Right on the money! Both are exceptional. Access? Privacy? Two more boxes ticked. Looking for gentle land? This was made for you. To add to the list, there’s a 2 slip boathouse with 650 sq ft above for accommodation and an oversized two car garage for the toys. Beautifully furnished in warm, soft tones Edgewater is move-in ready. A place to kick back or entertain while you think about how to make it your own. This kind of opportunity is rare. It’s a great find and excellent value.