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What are Multimillion-Dollar Homes in Muskoka Made Of?

Blog by Susan Brown | December 10th, 2014

Muskoka is a gorgeous place, where high value real estate featuring scenic lakefront and forest views are in abundance. If you travel across the lake, you’ll see lots of gorgeous cottages and waterfront properties that scream luxury and exclusivity at its finest. Let’s take a peek of some of the features that these luxury cottages typically have:

The Basic Cottage Set-up

Most cottages in Muskoka feature a classic timber frame construction with the quintessential high oak beamed ceilings and stone fireplace located in the common area, creating the perfect spot for memorable family gatherings. Cottages usually have bright wood paneling and wide windows that allow the rays of the sun to seep in the corridors and rooms of the house. Cottages located alongside the water also typically have boat slips and plenty of guest rooms.

Neutral Tones:Wood & Stone

Cottages are usually designed with a neutral color palette, in shades of brown, tan and asphalt, creating a natural look. Wood finishes and natural stone walls are also prevalent.

Stunning Sunset Views

Lakeside cottages are designed to maximize the awesome lakeside views that the region has to offer, which is why a lot of the homes here have floor to ceiling windows as well as open decks to maximize the view.

High-tech Features

Luxury cottages nowadays have interesting high-tech features like having a central vacuum that allows you to vacuum anywhere in the house, freeing you from the inconvenience of lugging a huge, noisy vacuum cleaner all over the place. One luxurious home feature that has been catching on is a whole-house electronic filter, which automatically collects dust, pet dander and even dust mites in the cottage.

Luxurious Bathrooms

Bathrooms that come with steam showers, built-in saunas and heated bathroom floors that make the winter months extremely comfortable are also popular nowadays, making cottage living all the more enjoyable, especially during the winter months.