33 Lakefield Ct, Selwyn, ON K0L, Canada
4485 sqft (417 sqm)
This 1.6 acre, private island with its tiny cottage belonged to an American family for 100 years before it was transformed by its new owner, architect and interior designer Dee Dee Taylor Eustace. The extraordinary property, just two hours from Toronto, presented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of paradise with the most expansive, west views on sought-after Stoney Lake.
The masterful design took its cue from nature, culminating in a getaway that promises a premier luxury experience. This family haven is the ultimate summer sanctuary where you can retreat in laid-back elegance with every comfort imaginable, in a setting where contemporary architectural and design elements blend seamlessly with the surrounding rustic beauty.
A stunning prime piece of real estate on Stoney Lake’s sought-after shores, Island 33, is in close proximity to the shoreline, boasting 1,450 feet of frontage, housing three, beautifully-appointed, cedar shake buildings, each with a unique approach to the lake and land.
The Douglas fir decking is scribed to the granite rock with limestone columns tied back with beams, while in the middle, sail cloths fly and provide shade from the sun. There are two wood burning fireplaces on the main level and one on the second level. The property is equipped with two satellite dishes and wireless Internet.
The main cottage is a box car design with rooms that flow seamlessly into each other without hallways. The main level features a stunning kitchen with generous Carrera marble eating bar and adjacent dining area with spectacular views. The open family room offers a wonderful gathering place with sheltered access to steps that lead to the second-floor bedrooms. There is a powder room and a screened in nautical blue porch with one of three wood burning fireplaces.
The views from the second floor are magnificent, taking you on a visual journey across the lake and pine tree grassed lawns, especially from the master bedroom bathtub. There are three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main bathroom sports a massive shower in Caesar stone with tile accents.
A library with art lighting and niches for reading connect the spaces. The master ensuite overlooks the turtle habitat and Jet Ski docks, and encompasses two mahogany vanities, a gorgeous bathtub that offers the ultimate in comfort and a private water closet.
En route from the main cottage to the boathouse is a spacious deck that basks in the east morning light. The laundry room is finished with a Carrera marble waterfall and custom stainless washtub.
The boathouse is a gem on steel piles cantilevered from the main land with decking, and a full second storey with powder room and covered porch. This houses the ping pong table, original art and views into the quiet bay all with white painted panels and ash floors.
Meandering to the east side of the island, is a two-bedroom guest cabin with bathroom and outdoor hot shower, complete with its own decks. A metal flagpole sits to the north flying the iconic symbol of the land’s beauty.