this 2-story log house built in 1874 is on the national historic registry as part of a historic district. this is a tribute to its rich artistic and literary history and its unusual buildings. the house has a shaker-style simplicity, giving it the original pottery barn interior styling. on the first floor are a living room with built-in open bookcases, a high pyramid ceiling dining room, a bathroom, small bedroom or office, pyramid high ceiling kitchen, and a screened porch overlooking the creek, meadow, and pasture. the kitchen has been modernized with a gas stove and working cupola vent. the interior of the entire house is wood wainscoting, mostly painted white. the upstairs is a large open room with honey pine wide plank refinished flooring. it has a large walk-in closet. downstairs the floors are refinished maple. the roof is a hand-made cedar shingle roof .
the house is sited on a 72- acre wildlife sanctuary. 28 acres of the land is the designated historic district, and the other acreage is in woods, occupied by wildlife. this property belonged to the international crane foundation for ten years which retains an easement for study of cranes and oversight of the property as a wildlife refuge, which means no hunters are accepted. it is a rich haven for cranes, woodpeckers, owls, red-tailed hawks, fox, turkey and deer. we are seeking a tenant or tenants that would appreciate the peaceful natural surroundings. we prefer a person or people who want to conserve and protect our planet and who respect the lives of wildlife. the rent is $795.00/month plus utilities and 10 hours help/month on the farm. (carpenter and roofing skills are much appreciated.) the heat is propane with your own tank and you establish your own contract with the propane company. the house will be available april 1.2012.
you can contact patricia at 608.981.2287 for information or to schedule a viewing. i give my current tenants 24 hour notice for a viewing. homes madison