Stunning Muskoka cottage on Fawn Island hits market for a cool $32.5 million

A one-of-a-kind family cottage compound, Fawn Island, nestled in the heart of Lake Joseph, Muskoka, has been listed for sale at $32.5 million. Never before available on the open market, this property offers a secluded and tranquil lakeside retreat, promising breathtaking sunrises, sunsets, and a host of luxurious accommodations for families and guests.

Fawn Island’s allure lies in its unparalleled privacy and serene surroundings. Accessible by a short boat ride from a private landing, the island boasts gentle terrain. The waters surrounding the island offer both deep and shallow areas, complete with sandy shores, catering to swimmers of all ages and skill levels.

The property features five meticulously maintained buildings, each with its distinct charm and purpose. Among the highlights is “The Lodge,” an architectural masterpiece with granite finishes and top-of-the-line appliances. This newly-built lodge offers open-concept living, making it perfect for grand gatherings or intimate family get-togethers. Its cathedral ceiling, chestnut floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stately dry-laid granite fireplace add to its allure.

Fawn Island


Adjacent to The Lodge stands “The Glass House,” a complete family cottage with floor-to-ceiling glass walls providing stunning views of the lake. This cottage balances Old Muskoka charm with modern design, boasting an airy living space, a beautiful stone fireplace, and an open-concept kitchen.

The West Boathouse, situated on the northwest corner of the island, offers two private guest quarters, providing luxurious accommodations for discerning visitors. Its south and west-facing covered deck provides unparalleled vistas.

“The Canoe House,” the fourth living space on Fawn, was once a dry boat house and now serves as a link to Muskoka’s rich heritage. It features an intimate living space on the main floor and a spacious bedroom with an ensuite bathroom above.

Additionally, the East Boathouse, a recent addition to the property, provides four spacious boat slips, complementing the two slips in the West Boathouse.

A unique aspect of this sale includes ownership of the charming Birch Islet, a romantic picnic or camping island located immediately to the south of Fawn, as well as a slip with parking for a tender at Stills Bay Landing, an amenity valued at over $250,000.

All photos: Chestnut Park Real Estate Brokerage.