Whether you approach from land or lake, the first thing you will say when you see this property is “Wow”.
If you are longing for a quiet, peaceful spot, this beautiful waterfront log home, with historic features, is exactly what you need.
Situated on over 5.8 acres, this property has the perfect mix of forest, gently sloping lawns, flagstone walkways, perennial gardens, and marshland that is full of wildlife. Imagine spending your days watching otters, beavers, muskrats, mink; eagles, osprey, owls, loons, kingfishers, bank swallows, hawks, blue herons, trumpeter swans; mergansers, mallards, bufflehead and wood ducks in their natural habitat. If fishing is your passion, Cole Lake is known as an excellent spot to catch largemouth bass. The quiet lake is approximately 1.44 square kilometres and 18-20 feet deep, and all properties are privately owned. With 840 feet of waterfront, a boat launch, and two docks you can fill your days with swimming, boating, and other water activities.
This home has the look and feel of an 1800’s pioneer log house but with all the modern conveniences. The main house was built in 2006 with cedar logs re-purposed from an 1840’s home from Lindsay, Ontario. The addition, built in 2011, used logs from an 1870’s home from the Ottawa area. The predominately cedar logs have distinctive dove-tail joints. As a further nod to Canadiana, the inside doors on the main level were re-claimed from a hunting lodge built by distiller Hiram Walker.
The airy main floor has a reception area, dining room, and open concept kitchen and living room. Take your morning coffee to the screened room and watch the birds wake up as the sun rises. In the evening, enjoy your favourite beverage as you relax in the hot tub and watch the sunset. On cool evenings, snuggle up beside one of the two fireplaces– your choice of propane or wood. On the second floor, you will find two large bedrooms and a large bonus room – currently used as a den and occasionally a guest bedroom. The walkout basement has utilities, laundry, and two flexible spaces – currently used as a home gym and an artist’s studio.
Built in 2015, the 3-bay garage has a huge, insulated workshop and metal roof. The second floor has two large rooms and a half-bathroom. With a propane fireplace, furnace and air conditioning, it is perfect to use as a work-from-home space. A 55-foot tower ensures you have great WIFI access. In addition to the garage, just inside the main gate, this home includes two Cover-Tech portable garages to store your toys.
What do you dream about? Large gatherings with friends and family? Quiet times to relax and channel your creativity? Hours spent with your camera, communing with nature? This property could make those dreams come true!