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Cottage of the Week: $2.2 million for a country getaway inspired by the Stahl House

ADDRESS: 2000 Strathallan Wood Place


AGENT: Bernice Whelan, Bernice Whelan Realty Inc.

PRICE: $2,249,000

THE PLACE: This 3,660-square-foot cottage with 103 feet of shoreline is just over an hour outside the city on Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay. Originally built in 1968, it features a two-storey stone fireplace, cork flooring and a piece of lawn art that looks like a donut twist.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Living in a piece of architectural splendour. Toronto architect Harry Bernard Kohl built the cottage in 1968 to look like the Stahl HousePeter Keonig’s modernist masterpiece in the Hollywood Hills.

BIG SELLING POINT: The cottage is made entirely of glass and steel, which means expansive rooms with huge windows and vistas of nothing but trees, sky and water.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If you’re looking for rustic living, this isn’t the place for you—not even close.

• $2,249,000
• 103 feet of waterfront
• 85-foot I-beams
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2-storey fireplace
• 1 sauna

  • David

    I love the writer of the captions for Cottage and House of the Week! Always more interesting than the houses themselves.

  • Terri

    Again I ask -who and how is it decided which properties to feature – check out this property – wow

  • Murray

    Terri, don’t know who decides on the properties to profile but am glad it’s not you. The property you link to is hideously out of date, rather ugly in the first place, significantly oversized (especially given lot size)etc. etc..

    Home profiled by Toronto Life is absolutely stunning.

    Of course, all this is only my opinion!

  • Mike

    I agree with Murray–The home that “Terri” aka Jeanne Korpi is touting is beyond hideous–inside and out. While the Stahl cottage doesn’t do much for me outside of the treehouse-effect of the massive windows, I can see it as a beauty. The other is a horror show. Good luck selling it Terri.

  • Jo

    Well there could be uglier houses than the ‘Terri’ house, I guess. Not sure though.

  • Effa Manley

    Looks like the top of a Transformer–cool!

  • bar

    the bottom line is … who would want to buy a beautiful cottage on Lake Simcoe the lake is infested with zebra mussels (google it)

  • Teejaie99

    The only nice thing about clearblue was the view. What an ugly home!