Muskoka is known for its bigger then life luxury cottages – breaches the concept of going to the ole’ cottage. These massive estates also bring forward the ultimate in comfort. No roughing it in Muskoka waterfront luxury cottages.
Let’s look at the must haves in luxury cottages:
In 2013 one of the most popular layouts for a luxury cottage was an open concept – with a very open and grande entrance. Topping that list pools, gyms, saunas, tennis courts, game rooms, and fully-stocked kitchens. A growing trend is also the use of reclaimed materials. Using old barn siding, wood claimed from Muskoka’s own forests (drops down the use of fuel to ship), driftwood, and so much more available in the local Muskoka / Lake Of Bays area.
Home Automation from your mobile device is one of the most requested innovations/luxuries from the touch of a button on your iPhone you can lock your doors, control your climate, lights and alarm systems – all from over the internet on the other side of the world these features are what today’s luxury cottage owners are looking for.
Kitchens top the list in innovation and luxury – no sense roughing it cooking on a fire or an old stove from the 50’s. THat luxury cottage can have appliances hidden in cupboards, commercial-grade fridges, stoves and dishwashers. Top it off with warming drawers, wine coolers (and cellars), walk-in pantries with barcode scanning which updates your grocery list on your phone.
Luxury cottage owners in Muskoka also need to be comfortable cooking outside, with the creature comforts of a cozy outdoor kitchen and cooking area – setup with equipment better then the average home!
Even though you have waterfront an Expansive pool maybe with an infinity wall overlooking the lake, or waterfalls for filtering the pool, hot tubs, changing cabanas also top the list.
Back inside when the weather is bad or the kids need to disappear while the adults enjoy beverages on the patio a must have is gaming and movie rooms. Large wall televisions, state of the art surround, wireless internet… name it you can have it.
Don’t forget that luxury bathroom (no out-houses in luxury cottages), massive walk-in showers with head-to-toe shower jets, floors with radiant heat, towel warmers, and of course a huge soaker tub.
So don’t think for a minute owning a luxury cottage on the water in Muskoka / Lake Of Bays is roughing it…