When you first alight on the drive of this Lake Joseph beauty, what first strikes you is how serene it looks. With its subtle matte-black cladding and low-maintenance metal roof, it seems to nestle quietly into the hillside: an uncluttered silhouette among the pines and the impossibly blue Muskoka sky. Upon entering through the glass door under the gabled central portico, it feels as … [Read more...] about Muskoka Dreamhouse on Lake Joseph
By Sarah Pountney I’ve spent a lot of time in Muskoka – as a resident, a realtor, and as a witness to its splendor – and I tend to hear about the same lakes and hotspots for buying, for visiting, and for admiring that you do. It’s impossible to deny the pull of the Big Three: Lakes Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph. They are undeniably majestic, and a dream spot for any prospective … [Read more...] about The Joy Beyond the Big Three Lakes
What is the perfect family cottage memory? Is it that first longed-for view of the lake as you alight from the drive? Is it stretching out on the sofa in the great room, watching as the sun sinks slowly through the pines? Is it watching toddlers take their first steps in the shallow water at the lake’s edge? This beautifully designed cottage, perched above 310 feet of pristine Lake Joseph … [Read more...] about Living Large At Your Lakeside Paradise
I’ve heard the following phrase used more and more often lately to describe Muskoka: “The Hamptons of the North.” Generally speaking, I consider the comparison as a compliment (although, for those of us who call this region home, we think the Hamptons could just as accurately be called the “Muskoka of New York”). But I started thinking about this the other day, and decided it might be … [Read more...] about Is Muskoka Undervalued?