With 53 acres for privacy, National Forest and large, private tracts on all sides and 1,470 feet of frontage on Lake Namakagon at the outflow source of the Namekagon River, this 6-round log lodge stands proudly at the end of the winding 1/3 mile drive into the estate. The 4 bedroom house is built with 18” – 24” diameter, red and white pine logs harvested from northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP. The logs were hand-peeled, dried for 1 – 3 years and planed to achieve their smooth quality. Koski Log Homes designed and built the nearly 4,000 square foot home and its drive-through, covered entry. There is also a log, 5-car, 30’ x 50’, detached garage with a full bath and 24 x 14 finished room above that can be used for bunking, hobbies, as an office or for storage. Beautifully designed, efficient and thoughtfully outfitted – the seller always considered “What would be best?” during the construction and finishing of this magnificent home.
The end result is impressive enough for corporate retreats and warm and very comfortable for family and friends. From the his and hers showers in two of the baths to the commercial Wolf kitchen range and grill to the 4-person steam room to the remote control exterior lighting system, this home is full of luxurious details.
The splendid use of stone throughout the home is found in the great room natural stone fireplace, the green onyx master bedroom fireplace, marble and granite counters in the baths and the kitchen, pebble border accents and travertine shower tiling. There are 9 types of wood used as interior finish trim: rustic alder, rustic cherry, cherry, hemlock, basswood, yellow birch, hard maple, pine and cedar. The various natural wood hues blend together with the stone and logs to bring a warm beauty to the interior.
The main floor consists of the master bedroom and master bath with a 254-gallon Jacuzzi that fills from the ceiling, a 2nd bedroom, the sunken Great Room with stone fireplace and custom log mantle; the chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, custom cherry cabinets and a breakfast bar; a 21 x 16 formal dining area; a 2nd full bath, a powder room, the steam room, laundry, mechanics closet and many storage areas. The upper level has 2 more bedrooms, an office, more storage areas, a full bath, a 23 x 17 family room and a loft with water views. The loft is cleverly sectioned by a catwalk that overlooks the Great Room and is tied visually to the main level by a real tree that “grows” from the Great Room to the loft ceiling overhead.
The heating system uses zone, electric, radiant in-floor heat. The garage is also warmed with in-floor heat. There is zone central air with 3 air handlers. A “Guardian” back-up generator with weekly auto check is in place in the event of a power failure.
Wonders abound in every direction from this log estate. The expansive 1/3 mile view looking up and down the Namakagon shoreline is as good as it gets! You can boat from the dock for about 10 minutes to the main portion of this 3,227-acre lake. Namakagon has many bays and islands you’ll want to explore, great fishing and several restaurants with public docking. Enjoy both the busy North Woods boating action and then leave the bustle behind and motor back to your secluded home and North Woods solitude! Kayaking and canoeing is a great way to enjoy the waterfront – migrant birds, otter, beaver, deer and occasionally a shy bear linger at the shoreline and within view. With ready access to Federal land at the eastern border and across the water from this land – there are well over 14,000 acres of Chequamegon National Forest immediately surrounding this property!
The estate acreage is forested with a mix of maple, birch and towering white pine and balsam fir. The owner has looped trails throughout the 53 acres. These beautiful trails offer private recreation opportunities: hike through Spring wildflowers, set up your own mountain bike trail system for Summer fun, hunt for birds and game in the Fall and snowshoe and ski from your door when Winter’s snow lies soft and deep.
Located 8.5 miles from Cable, WI (gas, groceries, shops, restaurants, museums and an airport able to handles small jets), this one-of-a-kind property with uncommon privacy is exceptional. Look at the photos. Convince yourself. Then make your choice to see it – you won’t be sorry! Shown by appointment.
Directions: From Cable – 6.5 miles to Dam Rd. Left about 2.25 miles to fire# 20985 on right.