Nestled on the peaceful shores of Lake Manitouwabing, this turn-key lake house is a true masterpiece that will transport you to a world of luxury and tranquility.


Located at 37 Watkins Lane in McKellar, ON, this custom-built home features eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and offers the perfect blend of privacy, nature, and modern amenities.

Ideal for a large multi-generational family seeking an exquisite lakeside retreat, this two-storey home spans an impressive 11,000 sq. ft and has recently undergone a complete renovation, leaving no detail untouched.

Conveniently located approximately 12 miles northeast of the Town of Parry Sound, and under 3.5 hours north of Toronto, the lake house is easily accessible while still offering a sense of seclusion.

The surrounding area is characterized by the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield, plus the charms of many neighboring cottaging regions and a deep history of Indigenous communities.

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As you step inside, you'll find an interior as inviting as it is stunning. Ten-inch white oak engineered hardwood flooring graces all levels, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The main family room features a soaring, 20-foot-high cathedral ceiling, adorned with a floor-to-ceiling custom wood-burning fireplace that serves as the centrepiece of the room.

You'll also get to indulge in the various living spaces this lake house offers. For example, you can unwind in the screened sunroom, gather with loved ones in the open island kitchen -- which boasts high-end appliances and a generous gas stove -- or cozy up by one of four fireplaces, and let the ambiance wash over you.

The primary bedroom offers its own gas fireplace, adding an extra touch of luxury. The upper level accommodates four large bedrooms, two bathrooms (including one ensuite), and balcony access from two of the bedrooms.

The finished basement is a haven in itself, featuring two bathrooms, a mechanical room, a generously sized bedroom, two additional bedrooms, a card room, a family room with a stone gas fireplace, and a custom theatre room equipped with top-of-the-line electronics and luxurious leather chairs. Custom closets throughout ensure ample storage space, while ship-lap accents in various rooms add a touch of charm.

The beauty of this lake house extends beyond its walls. Outside, you'll discover breathtaking exterior landscaping with stunning granite hardscaping, enchanting tree lighting, and a spacious granite outdoor fire pit area. The expansive 3+ acre level lot provides almost 400 feet of shoreline, situated on a serene channel with minimal boat traffic.

Explore the main lake and the Ridge golf course to the south for exciting boating and watersport adventures. For a serene escape, the quiet bay to the north awaits, perfect for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and paddleboarding.

Specs

No detail has been overlooked in the renovations of 37 Watkins Lane. From new electrical and plumbing systems to custom closets and high-end interior lighting, this home is a testament to exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Enjoy the convenience of a new septic system, drilled well, high-efficiency water heater, air conditioner, HRV, and forced-air furnace. The exterior has also undergone an impressive transformation, with fresh paint and stain, new decking and railings made from durable Trex material, and extensive landscaping totalling over $450,000.

And, to complete this lake house experience, most of the exquisite furnishings, hand-picked by Liz at the Lake in Port Carling, will be included.


Our Favourite Thing

With its 395 feet of shoreline frontage and eastern exposure, the property boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the glistening waters and surrounding landscape. Imagine waking up to the soft hues of the morning sun reflecting off the lake, while enjoying a cup of coffee on your private deck. The peacefulness of the shoreline creates an idyllic atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's the perfect place to rejuvenate your soul and create lasting memories with your loved ones.


From summer barbecues and watersport adventures to cozy winter gatherings by the fire, this home provides the perfect setting to celebrate life's precious moments and create your family's story.

WELCOME TO 37 WATKINS LANE

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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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