BIRKIE COTTAGE IN SEELEY
Ski In! / Ski Out!
We’ve found a vacation home custom-built for the skiing and biking family and custom-designed by a skier and biker who understands what you need and want in your silent sports getaway. The location is top choice because you have access to the Birkie Trail from your back yard! If you mountain bike – you also have direct access to the famous CAMBA trail system. A Ski In! / Ski Out! home with Birkie Trail access is a rare find.
Built in 2010 this Arts & Crafts style 3-bedroom/2 full bath cottage is warm and welcoming. Organic colors, beamed ceilings, the slab-stone fireplace and detailed lighting systems make the living space in this home cozy and relaxing. The home’s setting is a beautifully wooded 5-acre parcel on a private road about 4 miles east of Seeley, WI. There is a circular drive in and a covered porch entry.
Custom work is found in each room. There is a built-in day bed with under-storage and built-in shelving in the 16 x 20 great room. The kitchen (14 x 13) boasts beautiful custom cherry cabinets and top line Kenmore appliances as well as a breakfast bar/ prep island and a 15 x 10 dining area with woodland views. The dining space opens through sliding glass doors to a covered deck/patio area. The first floor full bath is prefaced by an entertainment station – ready to be set up as a refreshment bar. The laundry area doubles as a ski waxing room and is designed for ski and bike storage. The first level rooms have cement floors with a rich, brown overlay. In-floor heat is already installed but is not yet hooked up to a boiler. Another plus feature is the outdoor shower with hot and cold water that is also the perfect bike washing station.
The rustic birch flooring on the second level with its rich, golden glow contrasts nicely with the black metal stair railing and the dark metal wainscot accents on the stairway pine panel. There are 3 bedrooms on the 2nd level (12 x 9, 14 x 12, and 15 x 14), and all of them have large storage closets. The 2nd level full bath has a lovely slate floor. There is a bonus room (11 x 8) off the master bedroom that could be an office, a library, a nursery or extra guest sleeping space.
By exploring new means of construction and new materials and ways of perceiving living space, the builder of this home has achieved a Gold Star energy rating, meaning the home is at least 75% more efficient than conventional, newly constructed homes. Some of the energy-saving features included a 95% energy efficient, LP, forced-air heating system, an on demand Reni water heater, low flow Toto toilets and Marvin Low-E windows. Please click on the pdf near the top of the page to learn more about materials used in the construction of this beautiful, fun cottage in the woods.
You’ll stay on the trails longer when you can ski out / ski in from your new vacation getaway in Seeley, WI. Will this cottage make you a better skier? Maybe – since you can practice your stride and glide on the Birkiie Trail, the best ski trail in the Midwest. Ski season is fast approaching – don’t hesitate to give us a call to view this beautifully designed and built getaway in northern Wisconsin’s ski country.
Directions: From Seeley, WI: Hwy OO east about 3.5 mi. to Peterson Rd. Right 2/3 mi. to Whipperwill Lane. Right to property.