Each year, families from near and far flock to Muskoka for a taste of the great outdoors.

For those seeking to call a (sprawling) piece of cottage country all their own, newly listed 1161 Stephen Road encapsulates the best of what the region has to offer. Nestled along the shores of Arthulie Bay in South Lake Rosseau, this expansive family compound spans 10 acres of lush, green land, with direct lake access and a private dock.

This spacious abode offers its future buyer a chance to enjoy lake life at its absolute finest.

With nearly 10,000 sq. ft. of combined living space, there’s room here for the whole family — and then some. With privacy in mind, the living space has been divided across multiple lodgings, with a main house, a guest cottage, and a boathouse with living quarters, making it the ideal space for family reunions or multi-generational living.

A scenic driveway through the trees brings you to the main cottage, with a signature red roof, classic Mukoka wood exterior, and decorative windows that give the home a welcoming, beachy feel (think: historical lighthouse meets luxury cabin).

Its grand, covered entrance leads you into an expansive, open-concept great room, with a wood-burning fireplace, cathedral-style ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that serve panoramic views of the lake.

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The kitchen and spacious dining area are connected to the great room, making the space ideal for entertaining. But, whenever you need a bit of privacy, there’s also a separate Muskoka Room tucked behind the dining area that offers 360-degree views of the lake and wooded surroundings. It’s the perfect spot for curling up with a book solo, or enjoying a nightcap with guests.

The primary bedroom is tucked away in a private wing on the main floor, equipped with a dressing room, a six-piece ensuite, and a walkout to the lakeside dock.

A custom engineered spiral staircase brings you to the second-floor mezzanine, which connects to the home’s upper bedrooms, each with its own ensuite and private covered balcony.


Move back down the spiral staircase (or descend from the main floor via the elevator, if you’re so inclined), and you’ll land at the home’s lower level. Like the main floor, this level has been specially designed for entertaining, with a large rec room, pool table, and a built-in wet bar. And, for when you simply need to get some work done, there’s also a home office downstairs — with direct access to the lake, so you can pop out for a quick dip whenever you need a break.

What’s more, a second replica primary bedroom can be found on this level, serving ample privacy, a walk-in closet, and a lakeside walkout.

The estate’s guest cottage and boathouse both have similar features to the main cottage, with timber-beamed ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and ample entertaining space. The guest cottage even has a laundry room, giving visitors ample privacy.


Our Favourite Thing

We can’t get enough of this property’s outdoor entertaining spaces — particularly the massive patio that wraps around the estate’s boathouse. With a covered dining area, spacious outdoor lounge, and direct access to the private dock, the outdoor area looks straight out of a wedding venue catalogue.


Port Carling is just a quick drive (or boat ride) away, so whether you’re an adventure seeker, a relaxed beach bum, or something in between, this property has something for everyone.

It offers the best of what lake life has to offer — a mix of peaceful luxury, rustic nature, and boatloads of fun.






Photography: Taylor Nullmeyer, Navigator Visuals


This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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