You are viewing a custom built lakeside home for sale with acreage and a significant amount of sand beach waterfront in the Haliburton Highlands about two hours north of Toronto. This estate home will be of interest to those looking for a waterfront property that allows complete privacy yet only five minute access to Minden town facilities that offer shopping, hospital, entertainment and a variety of dining options. Minden has a very active arts and cultural community. Those looking for waterfront homes and cottages often overlook the convenience and importance of easy and quick access to pick up a video, a quart of milk, the post office or meet friends for lunch in town. It's one of those things that perhaps doesn't seem important in the decision of purchasing real estate until you've moved in and you start living in the community. Driving half an hour or more to go grocery shopping becomes a chore and in the event of a medical emergency, how isolated you are can be a matter of life or death. This property has the advantage of a luxury home with nature trails and a fabulous big lake view with private road year round access that takes you right to the main highway. Yet the home is surrounded by towering pine forests adjacent to this property is a 300 acre undeveloped wilderness land trust. The road into the property also winds through a towering red pine forest. If you're looking for privacy without the inconvenience of being in the middle of no where this is a must see property.
- Haliburton waterfront real estate
- Luxury estate home with acreage of towering pines
- Custom built home with extensive landscaping
- Fabulous big lake views with safe sandy beach
- Year round access - five minutes to town
- Quiet bay on prestigious Mountain Lake
- Complete privacy with private road - gated entrance
- Nature trails & beautiful perennial gardens
- Energy efficient - quality construction
- Open concept - cathedral ceilings
No expense was spared in this home construction. From the architectural details in the homes woodworking, the wide plank Rock Elm site installed hardwood flooring, peacock slate entrances, the 50 year white cedar roof, the expansive perennial gardens to the hundreds of tons of limestone terracing slabs trucked in for landscaping... this home is a showpiece. The home is also built for energy efficiency and features upgraded insulation, energy efficient lighting, air sealed walls, heat recovery ventilator and three sources of heating fuel. Nothing was overlooked including two generators wired to the main electrical system to ensure a power outage won't interrupt work or play.
The Haliburton area is a beautiful rugged tourist region with hundreds of lakes. This home is located on Mountain Lake which offers miles of boating on a three lake chain (Mountain, Mirror & Horseshoe). This lake is pristine, mountainous, about 1/3 of the shoreline undeveloped and is seen as one of the most sought after and prestigious lakes in the Highlands. Right across the bay you can cliff dive off the undeveloped mountainous shore. The protective cove this home is situated on has excellent swimming with safe sandy access gradually leading out to deeper water. The lake is part of a multi chain of lakes fed from the headwaters and in addition Mountain Lake is spring feed and has a limestone component which means acid rain affects don't exist on this lake. The lake is known for good fishing and offers Lake Trout, Bass varieties, Pickerel and Pike. The home looks right up the length of the lake and has a view that is hard to match with the undeveloped mountainous terrain as a backdrop. From Mountain Lake, you can boat to The Minden Whitewater Preserve, where expert kayakers test the rushing rapids. This will be the site of the upcoming 2015 Pan Am Games whitewater events.
This home is a four bedroom, three bath layout with a massive open concept living room, spacious foyer, dining room and kitchen. The ceilings are crafted in bleached poplar and when you see the height of the cathedral ceilings your first thought will be - wow! A generous screen room opens up to the living space with a double set of doors bringing indoor living outdoors during the warmer months. There are four fireplaces including two wood burning and two propane. The large river rock propane fireplace is double sided and views from the living room to master bedroom. An office off the main deck is the ultimate work place with cathedral ceilings, lake view, custom built in shelving/fireplace and wired to the highest tech standards including Cat 5, wireless 3.5 G network, satellite digital data, satellite digital TV, surround sound and four bell lines. This office has its own generator. As you can see the current owner believes in covering all the bases with no expense spared.
A large garage with architectural details to match the house is free standing and has a workshop area and loft. The garage has two 1/2 hp garage openers and room enough to hold two vehicles and all the toys.
The home has an expansive main deck, a deck off the master bedroom, a large lakefront deck with gazebo, a covered entrance deck and a poured concrete deck with hot tub. No problem finding your own spot to read or relax if you want a break at this property. This home shows extremely well and is exceptional value. Over $100,000 invested in gardens and landscaping alone. It is meticulously maintained and set up for ongoing ease of maintenance. It boasts many details that might go unnoticed by some, like landscaping cloth to prevent weeds under limestone pathways and driveways, hole house surge protection, strip footings under interior walls, stainless steel pickets to maximize deck views, under ground hydro and bell telephone encased in conduit from property line to home and the list goes on.
Take a look at the detailed features of this home and browse the gallery. You will be impressed. For further information or questions EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org This home can only be viewed by previous arrangement with the owner so please don't drive to the area expecting a tour without a prior appointment.
Offered at $1,250,000
(705) 286 3656