Cottage of the Week: $2 million for a rustic log cabin on Lake of Bays

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Published on: July 12, 2016

Address: 1057 Montgomery Bay Road
Neighbourhood: Dwight
Agent: Jay Richardson, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka, Brokerage
Price: $1,995,000

The place

An early-20th-century log cabin built on a point of land that juts out into Lake of Bays.

The interior doesn’t have to try very hard to look rustic, because it’s actually made of tree trunks:

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The owners have updated the cottage over the years, turning it into an all-weather retreat:

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The selling agent says the kitchen is under renovation, and will be updated by the time the eventual buyers move in:

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The family room, with a view of Lake of Bays:

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There are three bedrooms. Here’s one:

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And another:

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And the last:

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The cottage is much more impressive from the back than it is from the front:

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Obligatory drone shot:

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The history

The cottage has been in the same family for three generations; it was built by the present owner’s grandfather in 1936. The family winterized the place in 1989. In 2009, they added a sunroom.

Big selling point

The three-sided wraparound deck is huge, with lots of space for outdoor dining, and the southwest exposure lets in sun all afternoon:

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Possible deal breaker

The cabin has been updated over the years, but the dock not so much. It’s charming in a rustic way, but anyone with yachting ambitions may need to invest in a boathouse:

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By the numbers

• $1,995,000
• $8,233.00 in taxes (2016)
• 1500 square feet
• 476 feet of waterfront
• 14 acres
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 bathroom

The Hunt

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Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/cottages/dwight-cottage-for-sale-1057-montgomery-bay-road/

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