Vintage Cottage on Upper Saint Croix Lake (Solon Springs, Wisconsin)

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 jeanhedren@edinarealty.com.   Meanwhile, for more photos, just scroll on down.

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I wander the north woods, tell true stories, and shoot luscious real estate. My latest book is DEERLAND: America's Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness.
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