Walnut Ridge Log Cabins – Platteville, WI
April 8, 2020
Platteville, WI Offered for sale at $850,000
An exceptionally unique country estate on approximately 6 acres in scenic southwest Wisconsin. The property features a 2650 sq ft residence, two guest houses, a two-story carriage house, a hobby vineyard, and the surrounding woods.
Upon entering the property, driving up the paved lane, immediately you know you are in a special place. Located among the rolling hills of the countryside, the majority of the acreage is covered with hardwood trees. The grounds around the houses are adorned with many pine trees. The owners planted a hobby vineyard 5 years ago, along with a sizable garden.
Four buildings on the property have been lovingly crafted over a 30-year span.
Each building is a work of art, having been planned, designed, restored, constructed and maintained with utmost care and diligence.
Three historic 1800’s log structures were beautifully and skillfully combined in 1990 fulfilling the owner’s dream of living in a log home operating their own business.
After several years of searching, the dream was realized by finding three log buildings, each built during the 1800s in the southwest Wisconsin area.
All three were dismantled, with the logs being taken to their present site. The cabins were then painstakingly reconstructed into the current beautiful residence. Native stones were used as a veneer on the concrete foundation to complement the historic logs.
The spacious two-story home is suitable to continue as a private residence or as a business venture.
The inclusion of furnishings (excepting personal items) is negotiable.
The smaller cabin was constructed in 1986 by the owners with full round red-pine logs. The craftsmanship is unsurpassed. Solidly built with old traditional hand tools, the logs were hand-hewn, then interlocked together with notched joinery, wood dowels, and 12-inch spikes. For over 20 years, the cabin has been a very successful guest house, host to romantic couples celebrating momentous life occasions.
The main floor is divided by a partial log wall, separating the front kitchenette and dining area, from the rear bedroom. The focal features of the bedroom are the wood burning fireplace with limestone surround, and a whirlpool for two.
A full bathroom is on the main floor, and a half-loft is above.
A private brick patio with gas grill and bistro set compliment the large open front porch.
The sale includes a full turn-key operation, complete with furnishings.
The luxury 2-story log home was originally built in the 1800’s, then relocated and restored by the owners in 2001. The original walls of the house are of hand-hewn timber construction. The 18-inch-thick stone walls of the rock room were repurposed from another 1800’s structure. Knowing this was going to be their final log cabin restoration, the owners decided to go for “amazing.” A unique feature on the main floor is the stained and patterned concrete floor with in-floor hydronic heat. For guests’ needs, there is a full functional kitchen complete with two counter areas (one a wood butcher-block style, the other a tiled surface), and all necessary appliances.
A two-sided gas fireplace can be enjoyed from both the living room and the rock sunroom.
The rock sunroom is the ultimate room for relaxation: a fireplace, a whirlpool for two with a stone water-fall style spout, a slate-topped table to start and end the days, and a bank of three large windows.
Sit back in the living room and enjoy your favorite entertainment on TV, the warmth from the flames of the fireplace, or a favorite book in a corner armchair.
A charming rock-walled half bathroom completes the main floor.
The crowning glory is the roof-top cupola with its “light house” style light.
The two-story carriage house can be almost anything you can dream.
The exterior walls are clad with cedar shingles. The roof structure is open on the interior with exposed rafters and beams, reminiscent of an old barn.
The ground floor (concrete) is a full 35’ x 26’.
- Offered for sale at $850,000
- Occupancy Rate: 57
- Average Daily Rate: 170
- Annual revenue is $72,000
- Terms: Showing by appointment only to pre-qualified buyers
- Prequalify for Financing