Log Home at Laughing Whitefish Point
This was the first full log home built at Laughing Whitefish Point, and it's a beauty.
It`s the 2,780 SF personal northern vacation home of a Chicago contractor. Much of the fine detail he has crafted himself as a labor of love, and it shows. There are three bedrooms with the master bedroom on the first floor; great room with a towering 24' high ceiling and stone fireplace; kitchen with custom hickory cabinets, hand stamped wall tiles, and stainless steel appliances; and a dining area facing Lake Superior.
The house is built with Engleman spruce logs, which came from British Columbia and were shipped to Neville Log Homes in Victor, Montana, where they were milled into a full length (no butt joints) 11' diameter. Then they were hand peeled, Swedish coped, and saddle notched for the corners.
The house faces east to take advantage of the sun and moon rise, viewing the lake and the northern lights. While sitting on the deck you can see Grand Island to the east, Lake Superior, and the beautiful red/orange sandstone cliffs to the north. You often see iron ore ships coming and going to and from Marquette and occasionally tall sailing ships, kayakers, commercial fishing and sport fishing boats. The fishing boats are here for a reason: In the spring the trout and salmon fishing is excellent about a 150' off shore.
The home sits on a 10-acre wooded parcel with 270.52' of shoreline. From the deck or any of the many windows facing the lake there are a multitude of dramatic views. A painted sandstone shoreline extends far to the west and out front is the ever-changing drama of crashing waves rolling to the beach on mighty Lake Superior.
Both the front and back of the house have wild raspberry and thimbleberry bushes, which are harvested in mid August. Wildlife viewing includes: deer, bear, coyote, moose, wolf, fox, eagles, woodpeckers, blue jays, and numerous other birds. Activities include relaxing, fishing, ATV trails, hiking, snow skiing, relaxing, two casinos near by, boating, swimming, relaxing, etc.
Additional features include a large foyer with wide double door closet, master bedroom with bath, walk-in closet and access to deck; laundry room on first floor with access to garage, powder room on first floor, loft area with built-in bookcase and TV center; 2nd floor bath with shower and cedar paneling; finished walkout basement with custom bar built with logs left over from the house and trees from the property, spruce paneling, tool room, concrete stairway for access from basement to garage; and a large deck with no maintenance Trex decking and access from the great room and master bedroom. There is an attached two car garage with access from both the laundry room and basement and a 14' x 26' area above for a future office, bunkhouse, hobby area, or storage.
The Kolbe & Kolbe aluminum clad casement windows are double pane with low E glass, argon gas filled and have simulated divided lites. The roof has a fifty year architectural shingle and ice/water shield throughout.
The "Xtrodinaire" fireplace produces up to 70,000 btu's and has arched double doors with a 24 Karat gold plated finish. The stonework is a cultured Lake Superior split face.
Floors are solid hickory hardwood throughout the first floor with ceramic tile at the foyer, master bath (with custom animal inserts), and powder room. The second floor is carpeted.
There are Avalanche Ranch light fixtures throughout the first floor and Casablanca light/fan combination in the master bedroom, loft, great room, and two additional bedrooms.
The heating system uses a propane fired high efficiency boiler with in-floor radiant heat in the basement and first floor. The first floor also has radiators in the great room and the second floor has radiators in the bedrooms and loft. The temperature can be monitored and changed from a remote location by the modem, which also can be set up to call when there is a power failure or freeze alarm. The water heater is connected to the boiler for a more efficient system.
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