Welcome to our home - a slice of history -- Frederick Leuning immigrated to the area in 1843 and built a cabin near Cedar Creek and called the cabin ‘Cedarburg’ which meant “ the castle of the cedars.”
Our all-inclusive original homestead of 1885 has been completely redesigned, restored, and updated with modern conveniences and brand new construction throughout the interior, from new windows to solid hardwood flooring, along with the exterior and yard, bringing nostalgia and history into the 21st century. We custom designed our home with upscale entertaining in mind, the professionally landscaped patio brings the living space outdoors. On the hardscaped living room in the backyard, we relax with new furniture including a patio table with four swivel rocker chairs, two lounge chairs with side table, and a new Kenmore gas grill. Seating along the “castle” wall is unlimited! Eight stone steps lead to the 4’ x 10’ dock, where the 13’ pontoon paddle-boat awaits. (all life-preservers and fishing gear ready to go.) Cottage-style gardens wrap the patio and welcomes our family, friends & guests in the front entry with a timeless rock garden.
To add to the relaxing experience of anyone using our home, we have included many extra amenities for comfort & convenience, including:
• for stays of a week or more, a gift certificate to the many shops and restaurants in Cedarburg to help people investigate and experience first-hand our unique community.
•a variety of wines from our Platinum Award Winning local winery, Cedar Creek Winery, only one block west on the corner.
•coffee, condiments, and a variety of teas, and assortment of single-use organic spices await; even corresponding recipes.
•spa quality soaps & shampoos in each bathroom along with extra toiletries in each bathroom closet, in case something is forgotten (shavers to toothpaste), plus a first aid kit
•books, cookbooks, magazines, games, and DVDs are located throughout our home.
•yoga mat and elastic bands
•“Planning & Concierge Desk’ — forget email or texting...send an ‘ol-fashioned postcard to family & friends! Ready to mail with stamp affixed, postcards and stationery await at the ‘concierge desk’ in the hallway. Along with area phone books, the Community Reference Guide is located inside the desk, containing many useful maps, brochures, and guides further detailing area attractions and things-to-do.
•Pre-grocery shopping service. Wouldn’t it be nice to arrive 'home' and have the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry all stocked with favorites? Just let us know and we'll shop for you ahead of time!
•Plush Turkish-cotton waffle robes.
•Apple TV, AT&T U-Verse, Blue-Ray, WiFi.
•Bose stereo system with iPod recharging station and interior/exterior Rocketfish speakers.
•iLuv iPod recharging alarm/radio
•Accessorized with plush linens throughout
Now let’s take you inside our home….1400 square feet of remodeled living space welcomes our family, friends and guests. The mudroom off the back patio includes custom tiling, washer/drier, closet (iron, ironing board) and built-in custom storage cabinet with coat hooks. Step up into the expansive kitchen, dining, and bar which explodes inside these cozy walls, a 15 x 20 foot space overlooking the patio and creek. New appliances and chimney hood with stainless steel add upscale ambiance, while the antique white furniture island brings back the era, with seating for four on comfortable saddle stools. A walk-in pantry, custom kona cabinetry, granite designed counter top, and custom tile backsplash give the upscale kitchen character and charm. Service for 12 ceramic dishes, small appliances, cutlery, stainless steel utensils, pots and pans, and many kitchen ‘extras’ are stocked including linens for ease-free entertaining. In the mornings, a stocked supply of European gourmet coffee filter-packs and condiments will help wake up our guests along with a variety of teas. The built-in bar has a separate bar sink, glass cabinets (stocked with stemware, glassware, barware) and a 52-bottle wine cooler. Dine at an antique claw-foot pedestal table, seating for four, enameled in a retro accent, with the glowing ambiance of stained glass craftsman-style pendants and chandelier, hanging from the vaulted ceiling with can-lights on dimmers to bring the evening in.
The living room continues the solid hardwood floor off the kitchen with a framing of kona. The handsome new natural gas fireplace looks as original as can be with the reclaimed cream-city-brick of the original chimney’s, enhancing the design. An authentic hand-hued barn beam is re-purposed as the mantle, with the modern 40” LED HD television inset above for meeting modern technological needs, including Apple TV, AT&T U-Verse and Blue Ray DVD. 1880’s meets 2012 when a restored antique sled is re-purposed as a coffee table. The bookcase offers a variety of books, games, and DVD to curl up with in the all leather sofa and side chairs with ottoman, punctuated with Pottery Barn accent tables.
The oversized hallway leads directly to the back patio, passing a new full-size bath, complete with custom tile, linen closet, 5’ Kohler walk-in shower with glass doors, Kohler water closet, and an original-to-Cedarburg antique craftsman style buffet, re purposed as the vanity, with a designer glass leaf vessel sink and bamboo-style faucet, enhanced with water glass pendant lights.
At the end of the hallway, kona pocket doors create private space in the den/guest room, where a klik-klak leather sofa doubles as a full-size bed. An antique trunk, one that our grandfather used when coming to America from the ‘old-country’, doubles as a coffee table. The view of the back patio, fireplace, and creek from this retreat is spectacular thru the private entrance patio door!
Ascending up the redesigned wood staircase, a front bedroom/sitting room greets us with a brand-new sofa bed, queen inner-spring mattress by Serta, and comfy chair-and-a-half glider rocker with ottoman. A spacious wardrobe and family heirloom high-boy dresser (plus a wooden luggage rack) are perfect to meet our storage needs. The soft-glow of linen-shade wall sconces bounce peaceful shadows from the vaulted ceilings.
An added oversized Master Bath upstairs takes our breath away as we can view Cedar Creek through double windows as we relax in the new cast iron, white enameled clawfoot bathtub, with authentically-styled faucet set. Another Kohler walk-in shower with glass doors, Kohler water closet, and original pedestal sink with authentically-styled faucets, bring the 1800’s into this modern, vaulted executive bath. Appointed with upscale extras, we can only but relax with custom tile and paint, plush linens, memory-foam plush bath mats, Turkish-cotton waffle robes, retro scale, full-length mirror, hair dryer, magnified hand mirror, and spa-quality soaps and shampoos. Plenty of storage space with a closet nook and custom built-in shelving.
The Master Bedroom is the icing-on-the-cake…right off the Master Bath, let the ambiance embrace! The cool and warmth of the green custom paint scheme, vaulted ceiling, and period-specific wall sconces envelope our guests as the outdoors come inside through the patio doors, leading to a private sitting deck, overlooking the patio, fireplace, and creek. Two Adirondack-style sling chairs are waiting. Truly, a million-dollar view! As evening extends, enjoy the sunset, just in time to turn on the undermount lights….or let the soft radiance of the low-voltage lighting in the ‘castle pillars’ below glow. Back inside, a new queen-size Serta bed with memory foam is ready with upscale linens, surrounded by our family heirloom antique furniture pieces, butler caddy, and wardrobe, perfect to move into. Watch favorite night-time program on the 22” LED HD television or relax listening to favorites on the iLuv alarm clock.
The details throughout are exquisite, from the authentic duck decoys to the antique depression glass water pitcher. The artwork in each room are personal photos we have taken and redefined onto linen canvas, each for sale if anyone using our home would like to take a piece of the ‘castle’ home with them.
We live locally and are excited to share our experiences with our home with you. Cedarburg is a gem and many refer to it as the “Door County of Southeastern Wisconsin.” We welcome any questions about the community, our home, or simply need help with directions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We have many family & friends who are also corporate executives who are welcome to use our home! Local companies and organizations include but not limited to Allen-Edmonds, Aurora Healthcare, Brady USA, Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals, Charter Manufacturing, Columbia-St. Mary’s Healthcare, Concordia University, DentaQuest, FIS, Frank Mayer & Assoc, Franklin Energy, Gauthier Bio Medical, KAPCO, Manitowoc Company, Milwaukee Curling Club, Red Fusion Energy, Rexnord, Rockwell International.
To help our family and friends plan a visit to Historic Cedarburg, we will provide many websites to view for upcoming events, Festivals, recreational activities……a lot is happening in our Norman Rockwell village!
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