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Cottage of the Week: $12 million for a manicured 1.6-acre island in Muskoka

ADDRESS: St. Helen’s Island

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Muskoka Lakes

AGENT: Richard Scully, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

PRICE: $12,000,000

THE PLACE: A 1.6-acre island on Muskoka’s Five Mile Bay with a main cottage, a two-bedroom guest cottage and a boathouse with yet more accommodation.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Other than owning an entire island? How about the 1,677 feet of waterfront—you’ll be able to find a sunny patch at any hour of the day.

BIG SELLING POINT: The three-slip boathouse has a massive deck, dockside gazebo, wet bar, stone patio and fire pit (and amazing sun exposure). If only garages in the city were this well-appointed.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The great room in the main cottage, with a huge stone fireplace, dark wood finish, deer and duck taxidermy and antler-like light fixtures, has the impressiveness of a hunting lodge, but is probably a love-it-or-hate-it room. Vegans will want to redecorate immediately.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $12,000,000
• 6,400 square feet of living space
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3-slip boathouse
• 1.6 acres
• 1 island