If cottage country is calling, but designs of olde are not, The Rock Retreat -- fresh to the real estate market in Haliburton -- might be the solution you've been seeking.
Overlooking Boshkung Lake at 1006 Loretta Lane, this sun-soaked modern is asking $2,800,000 for its 1.84 acres, 3,000 square-feet of living space, and mere two-hour proximity to the GTA.
And the contemporary design which optimizes both natural views and Vitamin D exposure? That part's priceless.
The precious place boasts 4+1 bedrooms, 3+1 bathrooms, and parking spaces for 20 (read: twenty!) vehicles. (Though you'll have to hold your invites 'til the province exits its stay-at-home order, we know you're looking forward to the day a party rages on this shoreline.)
Until the day of entertaining comes back around, however, you'll get to enjoy ultimate privacy at this stunning custom build.
The abode is new, and takes advantage of the phenomenal natural landscape that surrounds it. And in addition to the main build, a guest house (or "bunkie," for cottage-dwellers at heart) stands on site as well, offering a comfortable place for guests or extended family to settle in for visits down the line.
In fact, while the property's front-facing long-lake views are unmatched, the guest house's back deck puts up a fair fight for the award of "most impressive sight," as it's surrounded by natural rock formations, which provide a sense of intimacy and connection to nature.
The front, though, does offer an ideal place from which to enjoy jaw-dropping sunsets over the lake in the evening hours. And speaking of the home's aquatic elements, the newly-built docks (two!) and private boat launch are bonuses for those who love a summer's day on the water.
All-in-all, the property features 500 feet of west-facing shoreline and -- as warm weather draws nearer -- every square inch is calling to our city-slicker souls. What's more, the property's privacy is buffered by an adjacent 800 feet of municipally-owned shoreline; this means future neighbours, while perhaps warmly welcomed, will never feel too close for comfort.
- Address: 1006 Loretta Lane, Haliburton, ON
- Size: 1.84 acres
- Living space: 3,000 sq. ft.
- Bedrooms: 4+1
- Bathrooms: 3+1
- Parking: 20
- Price: $2,800,000
- Taxes: $2,442
- Listed by:Ross Halloran, Maryrose Coleman, Sotheby’s Realty
All this swooning is without even touching on the home's editorial-worthy interior. An open-concept kitchen and living room provide, again, the ideal atmosphere for entertaining, or for simply savouring the warmth of the sun streaming in through the entire west wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen are top-tier, while heated floor through the entire home (save for the laundry room, those are bamboo) ensure comfort on the waterfront, regardless of the season. The bedrooms each bask in sunlight, the bathrooms are vast and spacious, and the rooftop deck -- also soaked in sun -- is the ideal place to lay down a yoga mat or set up a table for an outdoor meal.
Top to bottom, inside and out, this property pulls out all the stops. And if you don't believe us, please, take a gander for yourself...
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.