Dennis’ House Exposé

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It looks like an all day rain is going to be in store up here outside Cable, Wis., and I don’t feel too creative, so here is a pictorial of where I’m staying with Dennis Kruse. The house started as a one room cabin, with a sleeping loft, back in ’79. Since then, Dennis has added on to the cabin, plus added new structures. It is pretty much a compound now, with 3 separate structures, each with sleeping areas. I’ve participated in a lot of the construction and it is sort of an on-the-job creation as we do it. It could use one more building, to make the area more symmetric, but I haven’t heard of a new ground breaking plans. Okay, here are some photos. It’s a super nice place.

Original cabin.

Original cabin.

Side view of the house from the primitive living lodge.

Side view of the house from the primitive living lodge.

New porch recently.

New porch recently.

Primitive living lodge.  It's called that because it doesn't have plumbing.

Primitive living lodge. It’s called that because it doesn’t have plumbing.

Front view of the primitive living lodge.

Front view of the primitive living lodge.

The Kansas garage.

The Kansas garage.

Side view of the Kansas garage.  It's called that because Bill, Trudi and I, plus Dennis, build it.

Side view of the Kansas garage. It’s called that because Bill, Trudi and I, plus Dennis, build it.

The other side of the Kansas garage.  We put in a sauna next to the hot tub.

The other side of the Kansas garage. We put in a sauna next to the hot tub.

Main house bedroom.

Main house bedroom.

Main house from the loft.

Main house from the loft.

Down stairs bedroom.

Down stairs bedroom.

Wax and bike room.

Wax and bike room.

Other side of the wax room.

Other side of the wax room.

Screened in porch.

Screened in porch.

Laundry room.

Laundry room.

Downstairs bathroom.

Downstairs bathroom.

I did the shower.

I did the shower.

Downstairs bedroom.

Downstairs bedroom.

Stairs going up to the apartment in the Kansas garage.

Stairs going up to the apartment in the Kansas garage.

Upstairs in the Kansas garage.

Upstairs in the Kansas garage.

Another view.

Another view.

One bedroom.

One bedroom.

The other bedroom, plus stove.

The other bedroom, plus stove.

Small kitchen.

Small kitchen.

Bathroom.

Bathroom.

Side of shower.

Side of shower.

Shower.  I did it.

Shower. I did it.

Outside of sauna downstairs.

Outside of sauna downstairs.

Sauna.

Sauna.

Just used cedar decking instead of clear cedar.  It works great.

Just used cedar decking instead of clear cedar. It works great.

Upstairs at the primitive living lodge.

Upstairs at the primitive living lodge.

13 thoughts on “Dennis’ House Exposé

  1. Robert E

    Gorgeous! You are real good with stone and tile! Does it have central heat or is the heat from all those stoves?

     
  2. euro

    Your idea of primitive and mine are way different…2 porsches and an Audi in the garage would hardly qualify as primitive in my mind.

     
  3. Ben

    I think there’s a Porsche in there, too. But it’s probably a stick shift, so maybe it qualifies…

     
  4. Robert

    Excellent job. Love the face that, although it’s obviously very nice, it isn’t gaudy. It’s a cabin, after all.

     
  5. Mark

    How many fat tire fests have you done, probably a record ? How far is that awesome place from telemark ?

     
    1. Steve Tilford Post author

      Not sure, but not a record. Dennis has done all the Chequamegon 40’s. It’s about 3.5 miles from Cable and another 4-5 to Telemark on the back roads.

       

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