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Cottage of the Week: $3.5 million for a country estate sitting on Lake Simcoe

ADDRESS: 1 Barrie Terrace

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe

AGENT: Natalie Kopman, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage and Stephanie Adams, Hassey Realty Corp., Brokerage

PRICE: $3,499,000

THE PLACE: A hop, skip and jump from Barrie along Highway 93, this lakeside home is more country manor than rustic getaway, with a gourmet kitchen, plush dining room and spa-like facilities in the bathroom.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Water, water everywhere. Not only does the property include nearly 250 feet of shoreline, but it also has an outdoor infinity pool and indoor and outdoor hot tubs. Heck, there’s even a sauna.

BIG SELLING POINT: It can easily transform from your second home to your primary residence. It has all the cottage country perks, but just minutes outside of Barrie and complete with all the amenities of a modern city home, it comes with none of the usual hassles.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Glass block, which makes appearances in the master bathroom, the hot tub area and, most confusingly, the dining room, is the architectural equivalent of wearing socks and Birkenstocks—it’s just plain fugly.

• $3,499,000
• 245.88 feet of shoreline
• 50-foot boathouse slip
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 3-car garage
• 2 hot tubs
• 1.28 acres
• 1 infinity pool