Peek inside this year’s Princess Margaret Cottage Lottery

A large cottage with a green and brown exterior. Photo by Britney Townsend of Nourish Marketing

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. But what’s even better than cash? How about a multi-million dollar lakefront cottage that your family can enjoy for generations (plus cash!)? Lucky for you, we got a sneak peek into the three luxury cottages you could win in the limited-edition 2022 Princess Margaret Cottage Lottery. 

Each all-season cottage is specially designed and built by Craig McFarlane of Linwood Custom Homes, exclusively for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs uses her eye to deck each cottage out from top to bottom. Winners get to keep all of the decor and furniture that is used to stage the cottages. 

As one of the world’s leading cancer research centres, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre strives to make a positive impact on cancer patient care and treatments, and the home lotteries are its biggest source of fundraising. While the foundation has included cottage prizes in its lotteries for years, often as Early Bird prizes, this is the second-ever exclusive cottage lottery it has run. 

Each cottage is valued at approximately $2,000,000, and the winners will also receive $100,000 cash. Check out the three grand prize cottages below:

The Muskoka Cottage

Situated on Fox Lake in Muskoka near Huntsville, Ont., this open-concept cottage has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and is the smallest of the bunch at a mere 2,260 sq. ft. (!). On the main floor, you’ll find the primary bedroom with a private ensuite, the mudroom, and the great room with a large living space that is open to the kitchen and dining area. There is also a powder room on the main level and a wide outdoor sundeck that offers lake views. There is another living area on the walkout basement level equipped with a small juice bar, a bathroom, and two other bedrooms with direct outdoor patio access. Also in the basement is a cozy space that can function as a playroom for the kiddos. Neutral decor and minimalist finishes give the home a modern feel that is balanced with the warmth of cottage living.

The Kawartha Cottage

With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,003 sq. ft. of living space, this cottage on Buckhorn Lake near Peterborough, Ont. has all the room you need for family weekends and entertaining. The main level boasts ample living space that opens into a modern kitchen and dining area, a sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a walkout sundeck. You’ll also find the primary bedroom on this level, equipped with an ensuite and private balcony. There are two more bedrooms and a full bathroom on the upper floor, providing tons of guest space. Heading down to the walkout basement, you’ll find another large living room complete with a multifunctional games table for pool and ping pong, one more bedroom, a bathroom, and a laundry area. At night, head down to the dock and relax by the fire pit.

The Haliburton Cottage

How does a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom cottage located on Horseshoe Lake in Ontario’s Haliburton Highlands sound? At 3,115 sq. ft. with an open-concept design, this is the largest of the three grand prizes and offers more than enough room to host family gatherings and group getaways. On the main floor is the great room, with an unobstructed flow into the kitchen and dining area. A sundeck spans the length of the cottage, and there is an enclosed sunroom that is perfect for when it gets buggy outside. The primary bedroom and ensuite are also on the main level, along with a powder room. Stairs lead up to an open loft space with views of the main floor—a retreat when you need some down-time. In the basement, there are three more bedrooms off a spacious family room area, as well as a full bathroom and laundry room. The entire cottage is outfitted in warm wood tones and dark accents, contrasting the many bright windows that look out on the lake.

Update: Tickets are now sold out for this year’s lottery.

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