Dazzling Chic Shines In South Lake Joe



Available from Richard Scully – Harvey Kalles for $23,795,000

Nestled on 6.2-acres of mature forest in an exclusive area of south Lake Joseph, this brand-new cottage listing leaves little, if anything, to the imagination. It simply doesn’t need to, because it’s all there, ready and waiting. For Harvey Kalles Real Estate sales representative Richard Scully, who is no stranger to luxury properties, it doesn’t get much better. “There’s something magical about this one,” he muses.“ Its architectural aesthetic, location, and function are truly special.”


A Commanding Presence on the Water

Designed by renowned Toronto architect Richard Wengle and built by Taylor Moore and his team at Sherwood North, rigorous standards are obvious throughout the fully furnished cottage, four-slip boathouse, and three-car garage. All are examples of forward-thinking contemporary styling and elegantly unique luxury. Every lake-facing room is fronted by walls of glass, making for spectacular daytime views from indoors and projecting opulent glamour after sunset.

With 7,500 square feet of living space that includes seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the cottage is built for lavish entertaining. An expansive, exclusively appointed open-concept chef’s kitchen overlooks dining for 20-plus with a magnificent lake view, while an adjacent sunken seating area offers a comfortable place to socialize with refreshments. Double-stacked windows separated by splendid ipe beams and an open wood-burning fireplace make for an especially grand great room.

Each bedroom features a lake view with exquisite ensuite bathroom and sliding-door access to a sunlit balcony, with equally stylish additional living quarters above the boathouse.



Functionality at the Forefront

Begin with 470 feet of incredibly landscaped lake frontage in the coveted Port Sandfield-to-Foot’s Bay corridor of Lake Joe. Step or dive into deep water via multiple access points off the dock and boathouse deck. When you’re feeling refreshed, take in the sun and long, island-dotted views from a lounge chair on either the upper or lower level of the boathouse’s extensive ipe terraces, built for entertaining on a grand scale.

For soaking up the sun, the cottage’s extensive outdoor social areas include spacious decking at both the cottage and the boathouse as well as multiple stone terraces interconnected by winding granite-tread staircases and pathways. When it’s time to play, you can take your pick of the offerings: go for a spin around the lake with your preferred watercraft from the four-slip hydraulic platform-lift boathouse; work your muscles in a fully equipped gym above the three-car garage; or hit the courts with friends and family on your own spacious fenced tennis and multi-sports court. With a golf simulator and media room indoors, there will be something for everyone, no matter how big the party and no matter what the weather.

In the mood for a round of golf? Choose between three of the region’s finest clubs: Rocky Crest Golf Club, Öviinbyrd, and The Lake Joseph Club. Stay for dinner at The Lake Joseph Club’s Water’s Edge Wine Bar and Grill or drop in to the Bass Lake Roadhouse for a cozy pint and pub grub. According to Richard, location doesn’t get much better than this. “It’s known as the Gold Coast of Muskoka,” he says of the strip of coveted Lake Joe shoreline. “You rarely see properties on the market here.” Convenient to Toronto at roughly five minutes from Highway 400, the cottage is located between Foot’s Bay Marina and Port Sandfield Marina.

“A very rewarding experience for all involved. The client was inspired to create something unique and exceptional, and assembled a great team that worked very well together. I am extremely proud of my north division for the exceptional results and attention to detail. Richard Wengle and I want to thank all of the talented sub-trades and suppliers who participated in this project.”


From unbeatable “big water” views in almost every direction to superior finishes and furnishings, everything about this extraordinary cottage property is calibrated to make an impression that won’t soon be forgotten, even by those familiar with deluxe properties. “They’ve taken it to a different level,” says Rick. “The design and execution within the context of this exceptional piece of land are truly unbelievable. In my experience, I have seen very few big-water properties that are even close to being on par with this cottage – this project is nothing short of outstanding.”



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