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Cottage of the Week: $975,000 for a lakefront cabin with two kitchens, two living rooms and one massive loft

ADDRESS: PT LT 3 Lindhill Island

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Kahshe Lake, about 15 kilometres southeast of Gravenhurst, Ontario

AGENTS: Maggie Tomlinson, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, Port Carling, and David Reid, Enjoy Muskoka Realty Inc., Brokerage, Gravenhurst

PRICE: $975,000

THE PLACE: A sprawling cottage on the tip of Lindhill Island, in Kahshe Lake, just south of Gravenhurst. The property has been in the same family since the early 1960s; in 2007, they built a two-storey addition with cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, an upgraded kitchen and a sleeping loft.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The clan that has owned the cottage for 50 years includes Stephanie Boyd, who was once one of the youngest players on the USA National Women’s Hockey team. She now runs the Stephanie Boyd Female Hockey School in Muskoka, the first female hockey school of its kind in Canada.

BIG SELLING POINT: You’ll have no problem packing all your friends into this place, with a loft that can comfortably sleep six (and, uncomfortably, around 15).

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Having double of everything—two kitchens, two dining areas and two living rooms—could make it hard to assemble everyone for a family meal.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $975,000
• 3,150 square feet of living space
• $2,458 interim property taxes (2012)
• 865 feet of shoreline
• 5 bedrooms
• 2.99 acres of land
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 large docks
• 2 courts (one basketball, one volleyball)
• 1 bunkie
• 1 storage shed
• 1 sandy beach