Saturday, January 17, 2015

2015...New Year....New House!

       So....this is the new project at Cedar Rapids Lodge!!  We started with a foundation in the summer of 2014 and now it's January 2015 and a lot has changed since the concrete trucks pulled in!  This is the view of the lakeside of the house...standing on the frozen shoreline!  There will be a deck off the main level and a patio on the ground floor/basement area.
        Our contractor and crew have worked...on and off...this fall and winter to reach our goal of completion by summer of 2015!  We think there might be a family group...or two...who are looking for a vacation spot for their family reunion in 2015.
       This is the front view of the garage...Kurt is a detail guy and really wanted this overhang on the break up the wall.  He's our carpenter for the resort...we knew him when he wasn't famous and so much in demand!  So now we have to share him and sometimes wait for him!!
        Here's some recent highlights in the's a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, with a 4 season porch and a bonus room above the garage...dream sewing room!
The living room wall of windows overlooking the lake...this wall will be wood as well as the ceiling.
The other end of this room is the kitchen area...Steve and Mark are drawing up the cupboards...yes, I'm there supervising!
 This is the wall above the will be a wood wall with wood ceiling in the living area.
 This is the porch area off the living will have wood whitewashed walls.
 We had the spray insulation put into the house wherever possible.  It will make a huge difference in heating and cooling the house!
The open stairway to the basement...I think I'll opt for a different railing!
This is the stairway from the basement view...going up to the main level.
 The "room" under the stairs...any ideas??  Reading nook?  Game area for kids?
 The basement dorm room that will hold 6-8 twin beds.
The loft room above the garage...600 square feet!
That's the progress thru mid-January 2015.  The guys have worked outside in -20 temps, putting up siding and trim...
The drywall is hung...the mud and taping guys will come in the next week or two...then we can start painting!
More pictures to come! 
We decided to drive out on the lake today to see what the house looked like from afar...sitting on public access, driving onto the lake...a first for me in the truck!!
And here's a view of the house from a snowy day on the lake!  Wow!
If you are coming this summer, we'll give you the grand tour while you're here.  If you know a family that might be interested in renting the house, share this with them!  
We still have some great cabins open for the spring, summer and fall...let us know if we can share your vacation with you!!  It's a vacation that will provide memories for many years to come!
Happy 2015!!