Friday, April 10, 2009

So Excited I'm Running Around With Jazz Hands

Curt and I have taken the plunge and are purchasing a cute little cabin about 2 1/2 hours away in northwest Wisconsin. Real estate prices have come down to a point where even the two of us felt we couldn't pass up the opportunity to override our cheap Scandinavian sensibilities and make an investment that we will also enjoy. We are excited to the point that we're going to bed talking about the cabin and waking up talking about the cabin. And when no one is looking I erupt into jazz hands. Wooooo! So, here are some pictures that I took at the inspection yesterday.
This is a view from just outside the front door looking east. The lake is basically a big bowl of sand filled with water. I'm told the water stays crystal clear all summer and weediness isn't much of a problem here. Get out your thongs! We're going swimming!
This is the front side of the cabin. It is an old 30's fishing cabin. So, naturally, it is small and quirky and cute. The current owner has lived there for 23 years. He's in his 80's now and is moving to a town nearby. It is so clear from the condition of the place that he has loved, loved, loved the place.
This is the back side of the cabin. In 2002, the owner added this two car heated garage with a 13 x 25 ft sleeping loft with a 3/4 bath on top. This is a sweet feature for us. Lots of storage and it is connected directly to the rest of the cabin.

This is what you see when you sit on the sofa in the living room. This view doesn't suck at all. I suspect the sofa will have a permanent giant ass indentation from my over use of the view.
This is the old pontoon boat that is included in the deal. Sweet. It is about 30 years old and not pimped out like the modern pontooons, but it floats and that is all that matters. Oh, and get this- the owner called the real estate agent while we were there and asked her "Do you think the boys who are buying the place would like it if I set up the dock and got the pontoon in before closing?" How sweet is that and, uh, YES! We would love that!

This is one end of the sleeping loft. I love it up there. The door goes out to a small balcony overlooking the driveway.

This is the view from the sleeping loft. This view doesn't suck either. Sweet!

This is the cutie pie little kitchen. It is tiny, but so clean and well preserved that it adds to the charm of the place. Who needs a big gourmet kitchen at the lake anyway, right?

This is a pair of male mallards that I caught flying across the lake. Two boys together. It was a sign.

All are welcome. So, when are you all coming up??


Mnmom said...

We're coming Mem. Day weekend! Have plenty of paintbrushes ready! It looks absolutely darling. Love the mallards - that's perfect.

janban said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you will love it and have great times there. Can't wait to see it in person.

Little Sister said...

Ooohhh, a painting party?? I want to come! I would love to wake up to any view of a lake. The mallards are a sign!
I love that the old owner wanted to help out "the boys." Too sweet.
I am going to do jazz hands for both of you all day today!

Amy said...

Awesome cabin... you will love it.

Coaster Punchman said...

As soon as we're invited!

Iguana Banana said...

How soon is TOO soon? When do you close? We'll be there to break the champagne over the pontoon.


This makes you 'grown-ups' you know.

michaelg said...

We close on the 8th!! Woo hooo! We will definitely have to figure out a weekend for the Iguana clan to come up- probably after the water warms up. The littles will have more fun if they don't freeze their little rear ends off.

Mauigirl said...

Congratulations on your cabin! It's adorable! What a beautiful lake. We just bought a cabin in the Adirondacks near Lake George so we have a lot in common. I'm adding you to my links list!

Dale said...

What a great looking place and the views are pretty awesome too. Enjoy!!