Inside a $3.5 million Georgian Bay island cottage that’s a work of art

On an island in the iconic Georgian Bay stands a cottage built with impeccable taste and attention to detail. A collaborative design by an architect and the current owners, 12 Island 2075/Arthur is one-of-a-kind and offers the best example of refined Canadian cottage living.

From the artistic blend of woodwork and stone throughout to the massive windows that frame the surrounding landscape, every inch of this property is intentional and spectacular.

12 Island 2075/Arthur is listed at $3.5 million and offers lake access to the 30,000 islands – perfect for hiking and day trips – stunning waterfront views, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and two fully-decked-out guest houses.

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From watching thunderstorms light up the sky over Georgian Bay to basking in the golden sunlight that dazzles this beautiful space, the great room is a favoured spot for enjoying the scenery — thanks to towering floor-to-ceiling windows.

And, let’s not forget the fireplace. Hand carved from granite by a ​​generational master stone mason makes it an impressive feature.

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A superb example of rustic-luxe cottage living, this room features vaulted ceilings made of white pine, west-coast Douglas fir beams, polished hickory floors and a combination of red and white pine walls. It’s a magical spot that simply glows in the evening light.

Above the great room, you’ll discover a loft space with plenty of dappled sunlight.

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Courtesy Modern Movement Creative – Mitchell Hubble

The kitchen and dining area are equally beautiful and provide direct access to the wraparound patio ideal for hosting company.

Notice the quality craftsmanship throughout. The cabinets, like many of the wood furnishings in the home, are made of 200-year-old reclaimed wood. The white and grey granite countertops accentuate the warm wood tones.

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Courtesy Modern Movement Creative – Mitchell Hubble

The luxurious primary bedroom features another skilfully designed granite fireplace and large windows with pretty lake and forest views. There’s also a bespoke soaker tub with an ensuite washroom.

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The sunroom offers panoramic views of the glittering lake and is a beautiful spot for relaxation.

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Outside, you’ll discover the raised wraparound patio.

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Not only does this property have a magnificent cottage, but it also has two picture-perfect guest cabins.

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Courtesy Modern Movement Creative – Mitchell Hubble

The cabins perfectly compliment the main cottage and offer guests a charming and peaceful mini-retreat.

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Each one also has its own covered veranda made of finely polished wood.

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Here’s a peek into the second guest cabin. This one offers a skylight.

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Heading dockside, you’ll notice a fabulous space for entertaining guests. The cabana, seen here, has a bar and mini kitchen.

Tucked away to the left is a gorgeous cove with a large sandy beach where children can splash and play in shallow water that extends well into the lake. It’s perfect for summer fun.

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Look at the sparkling water and that quintessentially Canadian landscape. What a treasure.

12 Island 2075/Arthur is listed with Shawn Woof of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Brokerage.