Property Voyeur: A fully-winterized, classic Lake Muskoka beauty

Conveniently located in desirable East Bay area of Lake Muskoka with 240 feet of shoreline, this fully-winterized, open concept cottage boasts cathedral ceilings, a grand fireplace and updated kitchen which meets the adjoining Muskoka room. A spacious 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with master ensuite, walk-in closet and luxurious fireplace. Gamesroom/bedroom with separate entrance for extended guest enjoyment. Private, natural setting with pines and classic Muskoka rock. Enjoy the amazing panoramic view over the lake and nearby Kettles Association. Swim and play around the oversized dock with boat port and hot tub. Year round, easy access road just 200 yards away. Turn on heat from your home before arriving, with the easy water purge system for cozy winter weekends.

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Bundle Up | Cozy Wool Warm Up for Fall

Wool Week kicks off this month. With the first day of fall under our belts, now seems like a perfect time to pay homage to this cozy and sustainable material. HRH Prince Charles initiated the Campaign for Wool in 2010 as a global endeavour to support rural economies. We say, hear, hear. Did you know that wool can even be used as fire-retardant insulation for the home? Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh and Holt Renfrew, the founding retail partners, no doubt have a sartorial take to share. Chunky knits, felt, gorgeous throws, upholstery, window coverings and of course rugs  – there’s no end to the possibilities for wool in the home. Here are a few that we’re warming up to right now.

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This Weekend: Chestnut Park’s Collingwood Office Presents the Annual Fall Showcase of Homes

Back by popular demand the Collingwood office of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage is once again pleased to open the doors to some of the finest real estate in the Southern Georgian Bay area. On Saturday, September 27th plan to spend part of your day exploring 15+ properties throughout Collingwood, the Blue Mountains, Beaver Valley, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach.

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Property Voyeur: A $1.165M custom log home with breathtaking views of Lake Eugenia

Set down a long private drive way, find your 50 acre retreat with authentic Scott Hay Custom Log Home. This piece on piece construction technique has survived over 300 years and is guaranteed to last for generations. Situated on an elevated terrain, the panoramic views are breathtaking. The gardens are all professionally designed with in ground sprinkler system, perennial shrubs and trees, all with native landscape theme.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update – August 2014

Metaphorically speaking the Toronto residential resale market took a bit of breather in August. The numbers weren’t bad, but they were not as robust on a year-over-year comparison. Throughout 2014 the monthly positive variances compared to the same month last year have been strong, often approaching or exceeding double digits. This August the variance compared to August 2013 was only 2.8 percent, the lowest positive variance we have seen this year. In absolute numbers, August saw 7,600 residential resales. That compares to 7,391 a year ago.

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Property Voyeur: A modernized, century-old schoolhouse with stunning architectural detail just 35 minutes from Toronto

This unique character home was on the property in 1951 from the logs of an authentic 1887 Muskoka schoolhouse. The original owners arranged to have the schoolhouse and outbuilding disassembled log by log and rebuilt it in its exact footprint. They used the 15’ x 28’ log home as a weekend retreat until 1971 when they contracted B. Napier Simpson to design a large addition for them. The attention to detail and exacting standards of B. Napier Simpson is revealed throughout the sprawling addition. Although the home offers all of the conveniences and features of a modern home, the integrity of the architecture has not been compromised which is essential for the “purist” seeking a home or country retreat that speaks “authenticity” to your well-tuned ear.

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Announcing our newest Chestnut Park office and our growing team of agents!

Chris Kapches, President and CEO, is pleased to announce the opening of Chestnut Park’s Port Credit office. Donna Brookes, long respected and successful Broker of Bayshore Realty and her team of sale professionals have joined Chestnut Park. Chestnut Park will provide her team’s clients with added market exposure, a larger client base and the market penetration that Chestnut Park is known for. We welcome the following Bayshore agents to Chestnut Park, some of whom will be working from our Toronto office.

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