Sunday, June 14, 2009
Very Special Home For Sale
Because my home is so special, i am announcing that-- after having said many many times that i would be carried out of here in a box-- my home is for sale.
on the left photo the upper level is the master bedroom, and
below is the family room. the right upper windows are the living room looking out over the pond. the doors at the center of the building are there for an eventual deck. the room below the living room is a second bedroom.
designed and built by myself and some very special friends, my home sits overlooking a beautiful very large and very private pond and both sit in the middle of 100 acres of rolling southern Ontario countryside. a bonus is that there is also about 600 - 700 feet of waterfront on 13 Island Lake. however, this waterfront, altho lovely at the tip of the little peninsula, is not easily accessible because of swampy land between the main land and the peninsula. this happened many years ago when the powers that be raised the level of 13 Island Lake, thus losing a lot of very good shoreline.
however, the bonus is that the wildlife is prolific -- i sit and watch the otter play all year long, sliding along on the frozen pond or diving and wrestling in the summer's soft water. there are deer and racoons and porkys too, and lots of birds and even hawks and falcons, woodywoodpeckers and smaller ones too. there is even the occassional bald eagle and i even watched a great horned owl swoop down and catch his/her evening meal...
the land is both open and wooded, probably about 30 - 40% open, the rest in various stages of woodlot. mostly hardwoods, maple predominate altho there are many elm, ash and oak trees too.
the land is somewhat near the Canadian Shield; granite, which is also called white limestone, underlies the earth. there is a small cabin which i also lived in before the house was built, and there are two lovely wells on the property. the well over by the cabin is a 30 gpm replacement, and the water is clean and pure. it is tested twice a year by the local health unit in Kingston.
the house is undergoing some renovation and some finishing. i fell off the roof while installing it, and consequently it has taken a few more years than planned for to finish everything. however, work is now being done and i am very proud of the house that georgia built, i call it MOTH 2, The Building of a Dream. (which is an acronym for Mansion On The Hill. the cabin is moth 1. and of course there is a story behind that!)
i want to add that this is a wonderful small community of folks who are helpful and caring, and who appreciate the blessings of having the best neighbors. and there are community activities for those who wish to participate. it is a great place to live!!!
another added bonus is that i have high speed internet which is transferable to the new owner.
The property is listed by Tanya Lemke of Century 21 in Westport, Ontario.
here are some photos of the interior.
on the left is the southeastern corner
of the living room.
on the right are the stairs i built going
up to the main floor, as the entry is
on the ground level and the main
living area is on the upper level.
this photo shows more of
the living room which has two large picture windows--you can just see a part of one-- on the right looking out over the pond.
this house is built with 2 x 6 walls and very well insulated. heating costs run about $1,200. 00
per year. the ceiling has R40 insulation and the roof is sheet steel. zone heating is used throughout the house, with gas fireplaces, a wood stove and some electric heaters all on their own thermostats. wood is obviously readily available and free!!! the well provides clean and
delicious drinking water and about 7 gpm replacement. the water heater is propane as is the clothes dryer and the cook top.
please feel free to email my agent if you have any questions. email@example.com