Built to last with large, full-scribed pine logs harvested from northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP, this impressive, 4 bedroom log lodge features a massive 2-story fireplace; an open great room/kitchen with lake views; a private, lake view dining area; a master bedroom with bath; a lake view sun porch with in-floor heat; a 26×25 lower level family room, and baths on all 3 levels.
How this home was built is an amazing story. The log shell was built by Jerry Koski and Koski Log Homes of Ontonagon, MI. The 18”-24” diameter pine logs were hand-peeled and then dried about for about 2 years before being planed to achieve their smooth quality. Scandinavian hand-scribed log construction practiced by the Koski team is considered to be the finest form of log construction. Koski is known for their skill with a chinkless system of shrink-to-fit notches. The log home is fully constructed on site in Michigan. There, the log fits are perfected. Once constructed, the home is dismantled and shipped to its building site where the Koski crew meets up to re-construct it! If you are curious about this type of log home construction it is certainly worth reading the Koski Log Home Tour.
I particularly like the covered entry to this home. Recessed lighting here is a welcoming plus. Inside, the home is finished with 8 types of wood: butternut, pine, red and white oak, ash, hard maple, cedar and birch. The smooth, peeled, hard maple railings add so much character with their knots and knarls. The birch slab stairway fits beautifully into this log home interior. The various natural wood hues blend together with the logs to bring a warm beauty to the interior of this house. Large windows and sky lights bathe the 2,900 sq. ft. home in natural light all day long. Careful building site planning allows lake views from three sides of this home! Two islands are visible from the large deck that rings the house. The sunset views here are extraordinary at times!
Ancillary buildings include a wood shed, a wood boiler and the 2-car garage. The garage has a bonus room above that is entered from a deck via an exterior stairway.
The 3.3-acre lot is nicely wooded and includes 200 feet of sand-bottom frontage on Upper Twin Lake of the Tiger Cat Flowage. The 1,065-acre Tiger Cat Flowage is a chain of 6 lakes and is known for its large mouth bass, walleye and musky fishery. Because of the numerous islands and shallows found across the smaller lakes that make up this chain, Tiger Cat is a quiet lake alternative better suited for fishing and kayaking or canoeing than for jet-skiing or water-skiing. In fact, water skiing and jet skiing are prohibited after 5 pm on this chain of lakes. View Survey Here.
Hayward, WI, is just 15 minutes to the west. It has the regional hospital, an airport, a variety of city services, shopping, restaurants and cultural activities. This is the home of the American Birkebeiner Cross Country Ski Race, and there is a Birkie Ski Trail head 4.5 miles from this home on Gravel Pit Rd. Also home to the Fat Tire Festival, this area has over 300 miles of mapped and marked mountain bike trails.
Owning a classically constructed, timeless Log Lodge that can accommodate the whole family on the Tiger Cat Flowage and spending your weekends skiing, biking, paddling and fishing —– tell me if this one doesn’t sound perfect!
Maybe it is time for you to take a look. Contact King Realty to set up a showing.
Directions: From Hayward, WI: Hwy 77 east about 13 mi. to Hildreth Rd. Right to Sparrow Ln. Left to fire number.