By Mary Noe
Drive through the elegant gated entrance onto the grounds of Sagamo Estate and your search for Muskoka real estate could well be over. Located on Lake Joseph Road just west of Port Carling, this traditional Muskoka cottage compound is set on 2.9 acres along beautiful Lake Joseph and is one of the most appealing cottages for sale in Ontario.
Sagamo Estate offers an impressive 8,600 sq ft of contemporary cottage country living space – and a wonderful setting for gathering family and friends.
This magnificent lakefront compound is the perfect place to enjoy the classic lake cottage lifestyle that the Muskoka region is known for. The main home offers multiple levels of lakefront comfort and, with 8+ bedrooms and 7+ baths on the property, provides the perfect environment for welcoming guests.
Sagamo Estate – Lake Joe Luxury
The warm ambiance of the home is accentuated by dramatic wood and stone details. Generous windows frame the lake view and bring abundant light into the main floor’s open-plan great room, providing ample space for entertaining. The great room design emphasizes the best of cottage lake living, with a rustic stone fireplace surround that ties into the stone details in the open-concept gourmet kitchen and dining area. The Douglas fir post and beam construction showcases thick wooden ceiling beams, a beautifully detailed floating staircase, and gorgeous wide-planked hardwood floors.
The second level offers 6 spacious bedrooms and 4 full baths, and the third level features an enormous master enclave, complete with a luxurious ensuite bathroom, a mini-café bar, large closets with separate dressing room, and a private balcony deck overlooking beautiful Lake Joseph.
The lower level of the main home offers 2,600 sq ft of living area, and features the same attention to detail as the rest of the home. Warm wood and stonework complement the rustic design, which includes a second wood-burning fireplace, open family room and bar area, walk-in wine cellar, and separate indoor spa with cedar sauna and hot tub (plus his and her washroom / changing areas). The lower level also offers three walkouts to a large covered patio area with full outdoor kitchen and BBQ space overlooking the lake.
Muskoka Cottage is Luxurious Inside… and Out
Other notable lakeside outdoor features of the estate include a large family-friendly firepit area and ample Muskoka chair lake-view seating, a full shuffleboard court, and a patio outdoor chess board with oversized game pieces – all overlooking prestigious Lake Joseph.
Perfect lakefront living at Sagamo Estate is further enhanced with a private five-slip, two story boathouse. The upper level loft area offers 740 sq ft of open-concept space, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to capture the unobstructed lake view. Special boathouse design details include a copper weathervane, brass antique Italian church bell, and cupola structure with integrated skylights and soffit pot lights.
Other estate highlights also include three additional outbuildings, including a 1+ bedroom guest cabin and a four-bay oversized garage with solar panel system and separate hobby / workshop. The spacious garage can also serve as a large indoor event venue with temporary stage and seating areas. There is another 1-bay garage for ATV and / or snowmobile storage and upper level shelving.
- Address – Sagamo Estate, 1952B Lake Joseph Road, Muskoka Ontario
- Lake – Lake Joseph
- Luxury Level – Extreme luxury Muskoka cottage country living
- Price – $6,995,000
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