Photos: James Bombales

While it wasn’t Lake Rosseau, the Argonaut Rowing Club at 1225 Lake Shore Blvd West was the ideal spot to host an info session for the upcoming Legacy Cottages community by The Rosseau Group. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, last night’s event at the rowing club gave attendees a taste of lakeside living accompanied by Muskoka-themed eats and drinks. The large crowds in attendance were among the first to see the latest renderings and hear details about the exclusive community that consists of 43 detached cottages overlooking Lake Rosseau.


The evening also included a cheque presentation of a substantial donation by The Rosseau Group to the Canadian University Women’s Soccer Team who are competing at the 29th World University Summer Games from August 19th to 30th in Taipei City, Taiwan. The competition is the second largest amateur sports event in the world after the Olympics and will see more than 13,000 students from around the globe compete.

“We at The Rosseau Group are committed to creating a community that honours the design and lifestyle that exemplifies Muskoka,” says John Mehlenbacher, Partner and Co-founder of The Rosseau Group. “Moreover, we are honoured to support these young women soccer players who will bring a sense of pride to Canada as they represent their country in Taipei.”


The master-planned community is situated next door to the historic and soon-to-be renovated Clevelands House, one of the last few grand hotels that once dotted the area. The heritage property will also house the Legacy Cottages presentation centre which is scheduled to open on Saturday, July 29th. The project site itself was once home to the Lakeside Lodge, which sat vacant for two decades before its demolition.


When Legacy Cottages launches, the development will include 43 cottages set on a quiet bay surrounded by indigenous trees and scenic vistas overlooking Lake Rosseau. The bungalow and bungaloft-style homes boasts distinctive design elements by architect Bill Hicks.


In a nod to honour Muskoka tradition, the renowned architect has designed the homes with exposed beams, peaked roofs and chimneys. Special attention to detail was placed in the planning of the community which is oriented to maximize the views from each cottage. The front row will have unobstructed water views, but the slope of the land will ensure great views for second and third row units as well.


Inside, the open concept living spaces feature an expansive great room which provides the perfect space for friends and family gatherings. Each home is also appointed with the finest features and finishes, including stone fireplaces, shiplap accents, old wood and nautical touches.


In addition to the rolling hills, nearby shops and membership to Clevelands House resort facilities, residents will have access to a wide array of on-site amenities. These include an infinity ozone pool, hot tub, central pavilion and parkette. Golf carts are available to maneuver around the neighbourhood and owners can even choose from an a la carte service to ensure fridges are stocked prior to their arrival. Of course, the cottage lifestyle wouldn’t be complete without boat slips and a fully-equipped boathouse by the bay.


Priced from $659,000 to over $1.5 million, the cottages offer outstanding value considering its sought-after Muskoka location where prices can reach upwards of $25 million. Suites come fully furnished and are great for all types of homebuyers with layouts that range in size from 1,500 square feet to 2,700 square feet. Plus, with full property management supplied by Clevelands House, owners can enjoy Muskoka’s beauty and landscape all year round.


To learn more about Legacy Cottages, be sure to register online for the latest updates.

For more information call 416 509 0153 or email info@legacycottages.ca.

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