By Steve Haddock So you’re interested in waterfront property, eh? Well, join the crowd. During the last few years, we’ve experienced an unprecedented rise in the cost of waterfront properties, as buyers have flocked to escape big cities. And, of course, the ability to work remotely greatly incentivized and commodified rural properties. This market – and the real estate market in general – was … [Read more...] about What’s Driving Waterfront Prices?
By Martha Uniacke Breen For many cottagers, their favourite room in the house is the great room. Looking out those big windows at the sun glinting off the water, hanging out with the family in the evening, or just stretching out for an afternoon nap – it’s the place we all tend to gravitate to. Tary Roossien and Meredith Parsons, principals with Cassis Design Studio, offer the following … [Read more...] about Great Rooms with Cassis Design Studio
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?
The Fire is so Delightful By DC Rutherford I ordered my usual two cords of wood this week, preparing to get the old homestead going as we head into winter. Sure, I have more industrial and modern forms of heating my home – an oil furnace, an energy-efficient system of mini-splits – but why? There’s nothing quite like the smell of wood sparking a morning, cutting into the crisp cool of … [Read more...] about Huntville’s The Fireplace King