If Into the Wild is your jam, gird your loins; this private and off-the-grid Kawartha Lakes hideaway just went for $1.5 million, and it’s a stunner.
One nature-lover is soon to totally immerse themselves in the Lot 13 Cranberry Lake Road experience, read: an outdoorsperson’s paradise. Accessible only by boat, the freshly-purchased four-bed, two-bath post-and-beam overlooks Cranberry Lake, and is nestled in the “Land Between” Orillia and Norland.
Ideal for an environmentalist, the space is also made for someone seeking to harness their independence. Cranberry Lake is motor-restricted, which means no boats surpassing 10hp (for Pontoon boats, 40hp), and no jetskis are allowed on the water. What’s more, there are only nine other cottages to be found all across the rest of the lake’s shoreline — 12,477 feet of which this new homeowner will get to call their own.
Straightline frontage makes up 5,400 feet of said shoreline, which means both easy access to cool, refreshing waters, and plenty of natural, scenic waterfront space to explore beyond the soft beachfront. In fact, this lakehouse stands in a biodiversity hotspot of the Canadian Shield; over 74 different plant species can be found onsite, while provincial parkland surrounds the property, which itself is enrolled in a Forest Management Program, resulting in lowered taxes.
This eco-centric lifestyle will sound like a dream to some and — perhaps — well, a bad dream to others. But for those standing somewhere in the Land Between the two, it’s the home itself that might just do you in.
Think: conservationalist-meets-Scandinavian design. Plenty of wood, natural fibres, clean lines, and open-concept formatting bring the ideal combination of freshness and coziness inside from the lush outdoors. Massive lake-facing windows invite the sunlight in, while a fun and funky loft-style second floor is ever so slightly reminiscent of a treehouse. Fitting, we think.
A wood-burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen, and enclosed porch make the indoor experience that much more charming, all while the home’s 2,200 square feet of living space is framed by a vast (and green!) wraparound deck. Solar-powered and sitting pretty on a plot of land that, from above, looks like it goes on forever, this place is for the camping fanatic who’s ready to commit to more.
It’s said that you can’t buy happiness, but this lucky homeowner just bought themselves some serious privacy in a naturally gorgeous place.
And, to us, that sounds like pretty much the same thing.
LIVING AND LOUNGE
KITCHEN AND DINING
BEDROOMS AND LOFT