1109 Bullfrog Bay, Kennisis Lake, Haliburton
Architectual designer's personal cottage on a gorgeous Kennisis Lake Point Lot. Maximizing views, entertaining, efficiency, personal comfort, lowest maintenance and longest lifespan were the achieved goals on this BC fir Timber frame 4,438 square foot masterpiece that took 3 years to create. The extensively landscaped point lot allows the most complete surround of waterfront you can get in a road-access shoreline and fronts on both the big lake and a sheltered, calm bay on Haliburton Highland's beautiful & sought after Kennisis Lake.
Every detail was meticulously planned by the architect/owner to ensure maximum enjoyment and minimal inconvenience, and no expense was spared during construction.
Triple pane windows and EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems) encapsulate the structure with an energy-efficient thermal blanket that reduces air infiltration and thermal bridging, thereby stabilizing the structure’s interior environment. In-floor radient heat, air exchangers and humidification ensure personal comfort. There are two, zero-clearance fireplaces that can be used for added warmth and ambiance.
To streamline your continued comfort, a Lutron whole house control system has been installed which allows automated pre-sets for switching and dimming lighting. Control of fans, shades, music and surveillance cameras is also automated and available at a touch pad located in three areas of the house. Low voltage lighting is used throughout the building.
All of the furniture was custom designed for each space and is included in the sale. The custom cut and polished limestone floors and bathroom tiles were handpicked from Owen Sound.
Limited growth grass, extensive limestone placement, and exterior finishings were all chosen to minimize maintenance required so time spent at the lakehouse isn't wasted on yard work and building maintenance. The roof is made of top-grade zinc and will last 100 years, as are the eaves. The decking material used is epay and requires no maintenance yet is long lasting. Limestone skirting around the building was applied with a 4-degree flare as an enhancing architectural feature and with a thermal break to the interior envelope to maintain R value continuity. There's also 400-amp main electrical Service with a built-in diesel generator and transfer switch for outages.
The entire design was inpired by maximizing views and integrating the indoors with the outdoors.
Walls made almost entirely of windows are facing the lake in the main entertaining area, kitchen, guest suite, and a master suite. Each additional room also maximizes views with strategically placed windows everywhere possible. Corner windows are even located in the bathrooms. "There is very little wall space to hang artwork, because why would I need it with views like this?"
The point lot provides your choice of exposure from different areas of the house.
Built for entertaining, without feeling like you're in each other's space and with luxury everywhere you turn. There's a guest wing with bedrooms, bathroom, and sitting area with easy access to the kitchen and dining area. Or guests have the option of more privacy in the finished area above the garage.
The master suite is the utmost in luxury with open timber-frame detailing throughout the ceiling, views from the sitting area/office that will inspire creativity, extensive walk-in closets, and an ensuite with walk-in shower and soaker tub. Different sections of the suite face every exposure.
Gourmet kitchen with built-in Viking appliances and granite counters opens to a large dining area with extensive lake views.