The Tryon Islands

Name:The Tryon Islands
Region:Ontario, Canada
Location:Wah Wah Taysee‚ Georgian Bay
Development:Developed
Title:Freehold
Type:Private Island
Price:CAD 2,650,000 convert
Status:For Sale
Size:6.40 Acres / 2.59 HA
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About The Tryon Islands


The Tryon Islands are a spectacular archipelago, just south of O'Donnell Point, comprising two main outer islands and a third smaller island set in pristine waters amongst shoals, outcroppings, Crown islands and a National Park administered archipelago.

The three outer islands have a combined acreage of 6.4. The area breakdown for the islands is as follows: Island 347 with the buildings is 2.4 acres; Island 349 is east of Island 347 and is 3 acres; and Island 217 which is not buildable is to the west and is 1 acre.

The outermost island is improved with two state of the art cottages totally 1,040 square feet. The inspirational design for the project came from Bill Dewson, Architect whose exacting standards and attention to detail is clearly evident throughout. The following is a quotation from the architect who has built a reputation for designing projects that are in harmony with nature and at times the irregular topography of Georgian Bay:

"This part of Georgian Bay is famous for its islands of craggily, rocky surfaces covered with low crawling foliage and windswept trees. Island #347 has one such cluster of trees at its centre, into which the cottage's two buildings are nestled. Built into the rock in some places and hovering over root systems in others, the cottage is woven into the landscape. Large decks and ample overhangs serve to protect the interior space from the strong winds and bright sunlight. Between the two buildings is the garden deck, floating in the trees and protected from the natural elements by the overhanging trees and the buildings themselves."

The cottages and connecting decks were constructed with materials that were chosen to withstand the harsh extremes of the Georgian Bay climate. A very experienced and well regarded general contractor - White Construction - from Honey Harbour was awarded the contract to construct in 2005.

Douglas fir was used to construct both cottages in the post and beam style. The roofs were made of a natural zinc membrane and are expected to last for a century. The foundation piers are formed concrete bolted to glue laminated joists. The decks and the interior siding are Western red cedar and the floors are virtually clear Eastern white pine with a non gloss finish. All the glazing for the structures are double glazed, argon filled and polarized with Douglas fir wood frames clad in natural anodized aluminum.

The master bathroom has Owen Sound limestone floors and shower surround with clear cedar walls. The main features of the kitchen are the stainless steel cabinetry and the honed black Owen Sound limestone counters. Both the refrigerator and the range are powered by propane. There is even a propane gas line roughed in on the cedar deck to supply the barbeque. The balance of the island is powered by a combination of solar panels and a series of deep cycle batteries. These are stored in a well organized mechanical room under the main building which also houses the invertor, the pressure pump and the electrical panel.

The third structure on the island is a one room sleeping cottage on concrete block piers located waterside. The interior is similar to the main buildings with horizontal t&g red cedar and clear Eastern pine flooring.

The focal point of the main cottage is the masterfully designed Owen Sound eramosa and black limestone, wood burning fireplace. The lighting for the room is an array of expertly designed solar powered low voltage halogen fixtures.

The interior island of the archipelago is vacant however its natural connection to the outer island makes it the logical location for additional structures such as a guest cottage. Both islands have granite projections that carve out natural protected harbours.

The Tryon Islands are located in the middle of a cluster of islands at the mouth of Freeman Bay south of O'Donnell Point, north of Bourke Point. The islands can be readily accessed from either marinas on Twelve Mile Bay Road - Moose Deer Point Marina or King Bay Marina.
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6.40 acres / 2.59 ha|CAD 2,650,000
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