Handhewn from white pines harvested on the property, saddle notched, finished with a traditional treatment of many layers of boiled linseed oil, this is no ordinary cabin. North facing clerestory windows run the entire axis of the building providing cool ambient daylight that never glares. The floor plan is open except for the bathroom.
The east end of the great room is open to the cathedral ceilings, with exposed king post trusses. The soaring trapezoidal windows provide an optimal viewpoint for enjoying the oak woodland - bright and cheerful in the morning, shaded in the early afternoon, dramatic in late afternoon. Halogen tracks provide interior lighting; at night continue to enjoy the view of the woods with exterior halogen floods. The stairs are handcrafted from large slabs of heavily figured wild cherry. A futon provides extra sleeping capacity.
More than just a sleeping loft, this is a nice space unto itself. A king size bed, of course. Also, an antique chest-of-drawers, a small desk, and a TV (limited reception). The floor is shiplapped red oak, harvested from our property. Inspired by farm house floors from the mid 19th century - and made much the same way, albeit with power tools - the wide planks of varied dimensions lend a unique character to this space. Romantic? Find out for yourself...
Not a fancy kitchen, but quite serviceable. Full size fridge, modern steel sink, authentic retro cabinets, electric range and oven and large dining table. Quaint barn sash windows open on to the front porch. Ceramic tile floors. Try our well water - Lena Park is a bed of sand deposited by the last glacier filing in an ancient lake. The water is naturally soft, cold and tastes better than some bottled waters.
Spacious, airy bathroom with a large, deep tub in a hardwood encasement - a real pleasure. All of the modern amenities, but no shower as the humidity could pose a risk to the white pine walls. Also includes a large closet.
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