LUXURIOUS, YEAR-ROUND LAKEFRONT GEM

This move-in-ready six-bedroom waterfront home in the beautiful hills of rural west Quebec has one of the most spectacular views in the world.

A two-bedroom guest suite (apartment), with separate entrance, offers potential rental income. The home is within easy driving distance of two of Canada’s most attractive cities – cosmopolitan Montreal (1½ hrs) and the nation’s capital, Ottawa (1-hr). It is about a two-hour drive from the U.S. border.

The setting is perfect. The house looks across a very quiet, peaceful and serene lake – Lac de l’Argile – to the unspoiled and rugged beauty of wilderness parkland that will never be developed. Beyond lies the world-renowned ski resort of Mont Tremblant (1½ hrs), within comfortable range for a day’s winter sports or summer outing.

The home’s two-storey Great Room, with 28-foot cathedral ceiling, is great for entertaining. Or there are several corners for a cozy tête-à-tête or fireside chat. Below the Great Room is the guest apartment, with separate entrance and walk-out terrace to the lawn leading down to the lake.

The house has 3,400 square feet of space for gracious living, with extensive windows in the Great Room looking out over the lake. The price is right at $849,900 in Canadian funds (about $650,000 in U.S. dollars). Insurers estimate the house would cost almost twice as much to replace.

Imagine how it would be to wake up each morning in the master bedroom with this lake view! The house has three-and-a-half bathrooms and three fireplaces.

The house has a large gourmet kitchen, off the Great Room. When it comes to dining, there are several options from formal dinner with guests in the dining room to a romantic meal for two on the terrace. Bon appetit!