The other day I had fun shooting this beautiful chalet on Nancy Lake near Minong, Wisconsin. Although it was a warm, hazy summer day, this lake home still had some incredible views. (It’s on a hillside, right across from the end of the peninsula that divides the north and south halves of Nancy Lake.) For more, just scroll on down.
At this house on Upper Eau Claire Lake, your own private beach begins the moment you step off your front porch. You can’t see much of this front yard from the air, but those tall pines mean your beach will have a little shade on warm summer afternoons. (Plus, the lake is only a few steps away if you need a quick dip to cool off even more.) And the view of the lake from the house is still spectacular. For more, just scroll on down.
The other day I had fun shooting this luxury lake home on Nelson Lake near Hayward, Wisconsin. Above: a pretty good great room. Next: a sunny sun porch. In that photo, the sign above the window pretty much tells the story. “By the Lake.” Yes. By the Lake. For more, just scroll on down.
The other day I had fun shooting this unique 1926 lake cottage in Solon Springs, Wisconsin. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love photographing the usual luxury lake homes, log homes, and timber frame homes with their exposed beams, walls of glass facing the lake, and more granite countertops than you can shake a stick at. We have plenty of those here in northwest Wisconsin, and I love them. But variety is good, and this place has some features that are truly unique.
You might call it a cottage, because back in 1926 it was built as a summer place and not as a primary residence. But it’s not your ordinary cabin up at the lake. It was built by Joseph Lucius, a canoe builder, contractor, and noteworthy local citizen who in 1905 was profiled in the Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Lake Region. A few excerpts: “…Since then he has lived on the Brule River, where he kept a summer resort for several years… Most of the buildings and boats on that romantic and historic stream have been built by Mr. Lucius… He is a contractor and employs a number of men… Mr. Lucius’ own residence, commenced in 1902, is an ideal rustic home, furnished both inside and outside with natural cedar. This, as well as the club houses he has built, is fitted with water works and other modern conveniences… Mr. Lucius is a man held in great respect by all who know him, and the trust reposed in him has always been amply justified.”
For details, or to schedule a showing of this unique property, contact listing agent Jean Hedren. She’s at (218) 590-6634 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, for more photos, just scroll on down.
Last week this northwest Wisconsin luxury lake home on Upper Eau Claire Lake was ready for its summer refresh. I started with drone photos, and then captured fresh exteriors and waterfront shots with my “regular” camera. When I got back to the office and started downloading these photos… I’ll have to admit, I kind of liked what I saw.
It was a calm, sunny morning with barely a ripple out there–perfect conditions for verifying that the Eau Claire chain of lakes lives up to its name. (Eau Claire, as you’ve probably guessed, is French for “Water Clear.” And it is.) To see a few photos showing exactly how clear that water is in Upper Eau Claire Lake, just scroll on down.
The other day I had fun shooting this lake home in Voyager Village. It’s in a great location, right at the head of Loon Lake. (Voyager Village is in northwest Wisconsin, not far from Webb Lake and about halfway between Minong and Danbury.) We had some fun clouds that day, which made for lovely exteriors. This home also presented the opportunity for some nice interior shots with great views of the lake. For more, just scroll on down.
This morning I had fun shooting fresh exteriors for this home on Nelson Lake. The seasons have changed, and it was time for a refresh. I also wanted to add a few aerials that would emphasize this home’s privacy, seclusion, and end-of-the-road location on a quiet bay. Because every picture tells a story. For more, just scroll on down.