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Stairway to Heaven on Bond Lake (Near Gordon, Wascott, and Minong, Wisconsin)

Last week I returned to this northwest Wisconsin lake home on Bond Lake so I could capture fresh photos of….  You guessed it.  A stairway.  This seller had freshly stained his home’s lower-level deck, and also the stairway leading down to the lake.   It was a big project, and must have taken several gallons of stain.  At least the new owners won’t need to worry about doing it again for a while.

Now, normally stairs are not something I tend to emphasize in photos.  Even if buyers enjoy exercise, they don’t always get excited about stairs.  But here’s the thing.  Yes, this home has some elevation.  And that’s also why it has such an incredible view of Bond Lake.   So for a lot of buyers, it’s an OK trade-off.

For an effortless, virtual stroll up the stairs, just scroll on down.  When you reach the top of the stairs, you’ll see what I mean about the view.


Just Listed: Home on Upper Eau Claire Lake (Barnes, WI)

Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this Barnes, WI lake home on Upper Eau Claire Lake.  With its walk-out lower level facing the lake, it’s much larger than it appears from the driveway side. 

(I wrote “driveway side” because with lake homes like this one “front” or “back” can be confusing.  OK, so maybe you arrived at the front door.  But then when you’re inside your house and facing the lake, you’ll feel like the back side, the lake side, is really the front side.  If you know what I mean.)

This house also has a spectacular interior.  I especially liked the exposed beams made from reclaimed wood–and also the massive stone fireplace made from real stone, not just stone facing.  It extends to the lower level, where there’s a second fireplace in the rec room.  And just for extra measure, there’s a third fireplace in the master suite.  For a peek inside this spectacular lake home, just scroll on down.


Just Listed: Stunning Lake Home on Trego Lake (Trego, Wisconsin)

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of photographing this stunning lake home on Trego Lake near Trego, Wisconsin.  (If you’re unfamiliar with northwest Wisconsin, it’s in the same general area as Hayward, Spooner, Danbury, and Minong.)  I realize I’m running low on adjectives to describe the homes I’ve been shooting recently (stunning, magnificent, beautiful, etc.), but lately I really have been shooting some spectacular homes for my Realtor wife.   (Her name is Jean Hedren, and you can visit her at or

This lake home is a good example.  It’s just steps from the lake, it has a great waterfront, and the house itself is pretty amazing.  For a peek inside, just scroll on down.


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