Much More Information on 207 Saux Head LakeLand: Exactly 1,000' on both lakes, Saux Head & Superior, with about 12.2 acres. There is also the strip of land between the forward survey line and the water that is about 125’x1,000’. A Michigan riparian owner owns to the ordinary high water mark, so the parcel is actually about 15 acres. The home is roughly 125 feet from the water's edge on the Superior side, and is about 30' above the lake. The Superior beach is sand with small stones. The beach on Saux Head Lake is also sandy.
ALSO, the ownership includes two of seventeen shares in an undeveloped mile of Lake Superior shoreline just to the north of the developed portion, and 640 acres, all held in common in the Saux Head Point Association, Inc.
Overall Dimensions of Home
1,800SF 1st floor
1,500SF 2nd floor
1,800SF basement (finished)
5,100SF total living area, 12 rooms
Garage: Two-car, full log, heated, 24'x36', with both double
and single doors for cars, boats and recreational vehicles.
Log Shell: Marv Herzog, Country Charm Builders of Iron Mt., MI. (Marv is retired. His son-in-law, Russ Flamino, is now running the business under the name of Allied Builders.) The "Scandinavian hand-scribed" log construction technique is considered to be the Cadillac of log home construction. Marv is known for his skill with a chinkless system of shrink-to-fit notches. He got the job in part because no one else would build the dormers of whole logs (very time consuming and difficult, but wonderful.)The red pine logs used were peeled and dried for two years. Some of the pine logs used came from the property.
Local Builder: Paul Sirois, Sirois Const. LLC, 298 South Point Lane, Gwinn, MI. Construction took a year and a half. Construction took 2 1/2 years.... but it's ready for you! The house was completed in 1998.
Antler chandeliers & mirror: Rod Husky of Hoback Junction, Wyoming created the mule deer antler chandelier over the dining room table and elk antler chandelier on the second floor; also an unusual moose antler fixture that frames the mirror in the second bath. He also provided the large and authentic pioneer wagon wheel chandelier in the Great Room.
Barn lantern sconces: Created by Roc Corbett Custom Lighting, Bigfork, Montana.
Cabinetry: Holiday Kitchens, Rice Lake, WI.
Copper gutters: 8" copper gutters are by Classic Gutter Systems of Kalamazoo.
Exterior finish: Two base coats (company says one is sufficient) of Sikkens CETOL-1; two topcoats of Sikkens CETOL-2, 3, plus.
Fireplace doors, cowboy lantern, bronze door hardware, light switch plates and outlet covers, bathroom towel bars, Indian chandelier, moose and pine tree desk lamp: Individually designed and custom-cast in bronze including the fireplace doors which feature Chief Sitting Bull & Buffalo Bill, created by Peter Fillerup of Wild West Designs, Herber, Utah.
Great room chandelier, "The Buffalo Hunt": 48-inch hand-hammered steel with a rawhide tepee set atop a hand painted shield. It was created by Fighting Bear Antiques, of Jackson, Wyoming.
Kitchen tile scene above counter: Hand-painted and depicts a granite hill on Saux Head Lake, created by Jane Ackola of Big Bay.
Log furniture, some strip-peeled, and some burled pieces: Frontier Furniture, Somers, Montana.
Mantels, custom exterior doors: Jeff Ayers Custom Woodworking, of Land O'Lakes, WI. The front door is made of triple laminated cherry carved by Jeff Ayers, and set on five stainless ball bearing hinges. This door weighs 200 pounds, is 2 1/2 inches thick, and is hand-carved with scenes of deer, loons and oak leaves, with flying mallards etched in the glass, all accented by bronze hardware.
The Great Room mantle is half a cherry log carved with a scene that includes a black bear, mountain goat, and a cowboy with a pack animal that carries a downed elk.
Masonry: Kak Koonala, Superior Masonry of Marquette. Fireplace stones for the Great Room, Master Bedroom, and upstairs bedroom were gathered from the shore of Lake Superior.
Main and second floor custom hickory doors: Individually designed and built to fit openings by Taylor Made Furniture of Marquette. Kolbe & Kolbe made the basement six-panel red oak doors.
Roofing: Certainteed Corp., Valley Forge, PA.
Twin-sized blankets: Pendleton Woolen Mills "Two-point" Hudson Bay Blankets, so-called because they traded for two beaver pelts. These do not stay but are available from Pendleton.
Wood Flooring: Local hard maple flooring by Robbins Inc., Ishpeming, MI.
Wood-burning and gas stoves: Two Vermont Castings, Bethel, VT thermostat and remote controlled propane stoves. The red, free standing one in the "2nd MBR" will heat the entire house sufficiently to prevent freezing if it is set at 40 degrees.
Windows: Marvin Window & Doors, Warroad, MN. All windows in the home (and garage!) are double hung and argon filled. Their exteriors are clad with painted aluminum. The interior cladding is cedar. Marvin windows are known as "The Mercedes of doors and windows."
Woods used: The exterior including the five dormers is built with Scandinavian hand-scribed, red pine, full logs; interior floors upstairs are hard maple; window trim and interior siding is cedar; cabinets are hickory.
Four strip-peeled hand-made bar stools; custom interior stained glass windows: one of the Marquette lighthouse, the other of this house; antique snowshoes and skis mounted on the walls.
Fixtures: Most are Kohler.
Kitchen equipment: Jenn-Air oven and separate Jenn-Air range, Amana radar range, Kenmore Ultra-Wash III dishwasher, GE refrigerator/freezer.
The entire downstairs level is finished and carpeted. There are extra sections of carpet for repair/replacement.
Alarm system: Midwest Alarm System covers burglar, fire, hot, cold, and flood. All can be monitored remotely by phone.
Electric power: Alger-Delta Electric Cooperative. 200-amp electrical entrance
Furnace: High efficiency, forced air Bryan LP gas furnace. The computerized heating system allows control of the home's temperature by phone. The basement wood stove under such a large volume of rock can heat up the whole house.
LP gas: Quality Propane Service Inc. of Gwinn 346-4922. 1,000-gallon tank.
Septic system: 1,500 gal. Tank and 20x50 (1,000SF) drain field. An addendum to the septic permit is in my file for a guesthouse on Saux Head Lake.
Water heater: 80-gallon fast recovery. The hot water recirculates for instant hot water.
Well: 5" drilled well, 40' deep, drilled by Hakala Well & Pump Service.
In the Press:
1997 November issue of Lake Superior Magazine, 5-page feature.
1998 July issue of Log Home Living, featured on the cover.
1998 September issue of Log Home Living, 8-page feature.
1998 December issue of Log Home Living, included as one of the "seventeen best floor plans."
School District: Powell Schools
Taxes: Total "Homestead" taxes for two parcels in 2003 = $3,266.22
Lot #15: 52-11-020-003-10 (North parcel) (PO 100-2) 2003
"Summer" taxes (Homestead): $348.71 (pd); "Winter" taxes
$646.60 = Total $995.31.
Lot #14: 52-11-020-003-20 (South parcel) (PO-84) 2003
"Summer" taxes $795.62 (pd). "Winter" taxes $1,475.29 =
Total $2,270.91 - Note: Assessments change on sale.
Saux Head Point Association Assessment for 2003: $900/parcel.
Association recorded Bylaws and Covenants on file at my office.
50' setback from bank, 75' from side yard, 2 dwelling units/parcel.
14-day 1st Right of Refusal to the Association.
58'x 10' Entry Porch under Roof
8'6"x15'6" Main Entry
21'6" x 21'6' Great Room. Ceiling fan.
12'x16' Dining Area
16'x18' Master Bedroom with 10'x16' Master Bathroom. Ceiling fan
5'6"x13 2nd Entry Hall with Tile Floor
5'6"x 8' Bathroom
5'x7' Half Bath
56'x14' Front Deck with Built-In Seating
15'x18' 2nd Master Bedroom with 12'x14' 2nd Master Bathroom.
15'x27' Guest Bedroom. Ceiling fan
18'x25'6" Family Room
Balconies at each end
21'6"x21'6' Family Room
Three Bunk Rooms 10'x16', 8'x9', and 16'x10'6'
5'6"x 8' Bathroom
11'x22' Laundry/Utility Room
12'x16' Mechanical Room
8'x12' unfinished space for a sauna
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