Escape to Country Living in the Heartland - Iowa.
The moment you step over the threshold in this unique log cabin, the 24' vaunted ceiling and expansive first floor welcomes you home. Standing just inside the front door you have a full 360° view of the main floor, the overlooking carpeted loft and the Southern exposure, visible through the sunroom on the opposite side of the knee wall.
During any season of the year, you will enjoy the peaceful serenity of country living through the massive windows which invite you to appreciate the acres of surrounding farmland and wooded ravines which are home to deer, eagles, turkey, fox, pheasants, quails, and a wide variety of songbirds.
Each of the king pins and cross beams inside this home were specifically handpicked by the original owners from a private woodland being thinned in Wisconsin, then carefully transported to the building site.
The cabin was deliberately placed on the building site so the trees in the park-like wrap-around 3.4 Acre yard (which were in place when this Century farm was homesteaded by the Great Grandparents of the original owners) were carefully preserved to enhance the joy of this log home estate.
This log home is a conventional insulated structure with split logs and butt-and-pass corners used throughout. Many photos of the construction process are available upon request. (Link can be provided.)
The entire floor plan of this energy-efficient home is open, leaving the arrangement of the living areas to your creative imagination.
The corner fireplace in the Northwest corner of the Great Room invites you to curl up with an afghan and good book, or, better yet, someone you love for conversation and coffee, or just simply used to take the chill out of the air on frosty fall mornings.
Thanks to the central location of the kitchen, several country cooks and master chefs can still participate in the events of the moment around the cabin while permeating the air with the smells of comfort food. The walk-in pantry, long countertops, recessed baking center and double ovens all enhance the easy creation of culinary delights and holiday entertaining.
Many wonderful memories continue to be cherished in the versatile sunroom when used either for quiet relaxation, as a breakfast nook, a separate dining room or for many other purposes. A back deck is convenient for grilling or simply enjoying the beautiful sunrises and evening wildlife of the area. The front porch is a delightful place to spend the evening observing spectacular sunsets and gentle breezes.
All living necessities are located on the main floor with no stairs to contend with in the event someone is physically impaired.
The half-log staircase invites you to the loft overlooking the entire great room and sunroom. This area can be used as a master suite, enjoyed as a home media center, play area or study sanctuary, to name a few options.
Three bedrooms, a second full bath, a large central living area, a 12'x24' workroom (underneath the sunroom), a weather shelter (underneath the front porch) and a large concrete pad are on the basement level.
A metal outbuilding approximately 20'x24' with 2 roll-up doors are located on the property and included with the sale of this home.
This labor-of-love custom built home is located in the center of Madison County, Iowa, home to the world-famous “Bridges of Madison County”, minutes from the birthplace of John Wayne, and home of the original seedling of the Red Delicious apple. Outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing, abound around the area.
To experience authentic American charm, beautiful natural scenery, ties to history, and a vibrant and thriving courthouse square shopping district, come make this cabin your home in Madison County, Iowa!
For additional information call us, Dennis & Sandy Bautch, or just email us from this ad and we will send you a link to many more outstanding photographs.
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Two and 1/2 upper level. One basement level. 2 car metal building detached.