The Good Life, Wealth
It used to be that by this time of year, everyone had already closed their cottages for the winter. But as Baby Boomers acquired second homes, the discovered that they wanted to spend time in the country year-round. Boomers have the money to winterize and renovate or build their cottages from the ground-up, with all the bells and whistles, and that process has been underway for several years. Gerry Kowalski is a cottage country developer.
“They want the luxurious finishes, they want the granite countertop, they want hardwood floor, they want the best of what they have in a city environment; they want to take that with them to cottage country. They want to have clubhouse facilities, they want to be close to towns, close to the hospitals, on a lake, close to golf courses; they want to have recreational activities that go year round.”
He says his company, Silver Beach, is onto the latest trend. Building lifestyle communities instead of single homes. They’re located in Haliburton, and they range from $329,000 to $629,00.