A rugged landscape doesn't have to mean refined living is off the table, and this four-season refuge on Georgian Bay proves just that.
The 3-bed, 3-bath home sits perched on the famous limestone edges of The Bruce Peninsula in Lion's Head, Ontario, three hours north of Toronto and an hour south of Tobermory.
The custom build used red cedar siding from BC, granite accents, and an upscale, metal roof to ensure years of carefree living for anyone lucky enough to call this retreat home.
Meanwhile, once inside, the triple-pane, thermal, custom windows and sliding doors (imported from Germany) will keep you warm and cozy no matter the weather, while also providing the perfect looking glass through which to capture the Bay's endless undulations.
A modern, open-concept kitchen with Canadian made Cabico maple cabinetry looks over living and dining space with enough windows (and views) to inspire countless meal conversations. And should said meals require a digestif to settle, what better place to enjoy than in front of the quartz-surrounded linear-gas fireplace with its Italian onyx slab as a statement art piece above.
Downstairs you'll find both the primary bedroom, the great room (with wet bar, obviously), and more of the same incredible views. Indeed, the home knows its strength and plays to it at every opportunity. With some of the bluest waters this side of the Caribbean, Lion's Head living leaves its inhabitants with a permanent turquoise twinkle in their eye.
- Address:62 Cape Chin North Shore Road, Lion's Head, ON
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Size: 2,371 sq.ft.
- Price: $2,500,000
- Listed by:Julia Apblett, Scott Moynihan, Sotheby's International Realty Canada
"In terms of location, it’s simply fantastic," says listing agent Julia Apblett. "It's right down the road from Devil's monument," she adds, referencing the peninsula's largest flowerpot formation. Not to mention the province's most famous grotto is just a 40-min drive away.
The chic, and beautifully constructed custom home is the perfect summer escape, or the chance for anyone looking to leave the city behind altogether to settle in for all four seasons on the water's edge. Year-round activities in the area will offer no shortage of opportunity to get out and about, whether that be via kayak, snowshoe, or simply on foot with a fishing rod, a lure, and a dream.
Our Favourite Thing
Despite how beautiful the interior of this space is, it's the endless views of Georgian Bay (constantly at your beck and call) that make this property a true one of one. From nearly every room in the house you'll find a spectacular vista just waiting to be discovered -- no matter the time of year. So sit back, watch the waves roll in, and be thankful you secured the perfect lakeside retreat.
So, if you're interested in forgoing views for days in an effort to find views for a lifetime, we suggest you take the drive north to Cape Chin North Shore Road... and prepare to never leave.
GREAT ROOM (Lower Level)
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.