The Millionaires Little Backwoods Getaway...

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    I'll tell ya... must be nice. This is what a millionaire considers his little cabin in the woods. A brand new, two story house with a full finished basement, a massive garage/shop, a machine shed, an old refurbished milk shack that's been turned into a sauna/ hot tub room, all sitting on 225 acres out in the middle of nowhere, back woods, Wisconsin. So what does a millionaire do with something like this? Any freakin' thing he wants, that's what. The pictures of the terraced back yard with all the new rock patio work, the outdoor bar and grill and all the high and low voltage wiring is what we've been working on for the last three weeks. Almost finished up today.

    I'd give my left NUT to be able to afford something like this, and to this guy, it's just his little weekend getaway, play pen. Fuck.... must be nice to be RICH...

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    Probably some citiot from Chicago or Minnenoplace.

    Where in Wisco?
     
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    They live in Madison, and the guy got in on the ground floor long ago in the insurance biz. I can only imagine what their house in Mad Town looks like if this place is their "cabin."

    I can't say exactly where this is other than south west Wisconsin.
     
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    I know the feeling, try having that person be your brother. :lol:
    My brother has a theatre room and wine cellar, of course he owns his own contruction company and he gets a lot of things free from suppliers. Like for instance he got one of those natural gas fire pits in his back yard for a free so he can recommend it to the people he builds houses for.
     
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    Fair 'nuf.

    Safe to say we have more than our share of those types up in Capone country. ;)
     
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    It's pretty well hidden. You can't see it from the road. It's a long, snaky driveway up to it. I love it back up in those hills. Everything is so quite. Just the wind, birds, rustling leaves... ya... one of these days... AFTER I WIN THE LOTTERY... :lol:
     
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    Oh....Coulee country.

    Somewhere around the LaCrosse area is my guess. Are they growing tobacco, too?
     
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    I don't see anything wrong with it. If you've figured out how to make the money I say good for you. At least construction of it gave people work.

    I plan to be very rich before I'm done with this life and I won't apologize to anyone for it.
     
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    I wish I was rich enough to afford a chimenia.
     
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    I've got it beat.

    My sister has an inground, heated, olympic sized pool, With underwater lights. Deep end is 10 feet deep on a shallow day. Shallow end is 4 feet.

    It is fenced, with a circular slide, with water piped down it, and a dive board.

    Then there's the courtyard. Brick, with a natural gas grill, comlete with grill, a fireplace. Surrounded with landscaped beauty...rosebushes, a crabapple tree, a trumpet vine, mini roses, a couple of huge sage bushes (the herbal sort), petunias, etc.

    the house surrounds it, all three bedrooms and the den on the main floor have doors out onto the surrounding concrete deck, and there's another natural gas barbecue outsde the den, for your casual daily barbecue.

    The living room has a fireplace, hardwood floors, and a whole wall of ceiling high (think 10 feet) windows which look out across the entire town.

    The kitchen has two ovens, a convection and normal oven, an island, and a morning room with bay windows. The floors are granite, the counters are marble.

    There's a bathroom between the kitchen and the den, a bathroom (a.k.a "cabana") off the pool.

    Then there's a full formal dining room, with an antique hardwood queen anne table and embroidered chairs which seats 12, with sideboard and credenza.

    A full bathroom with jacuzzi tub and glass & marble shower off the master suite (with a door onto the courtyard) and another full bathroom between the two other bedrooms on the main floor.

    Full laundry room, the size of most ppl's living rooms, but with more storage space.

    then t here's the basement. That's where my son and his family live.

    Huge living room, the entire length of the house, fully carpeted, ceilinged (8 ft ceilings here) and finished. A complete kitchen, which was originally a cold room for dressing recreational hunting loot...complete with cupboards, refridgerator, marble sideboards. A large bedroom with queen sized bed, full sized closet. A full bathroom. A huge storage room between the kitchen and bedroom, and at the end of the living room, past the bedroom, another bedroom, then another storage room.

    Let's compare to my rental home:

    I have a 3 bedroom monstrosity. One bathroom, with no windows and no vents as far as I know.

    It's uneven, to the point that my portable dishwasher races downhill at me when I move it to my sink, which is about 3 feet away. I think the slant is roughly 45 degrees.

    In the winter, invariably a water pipe breaks and floods my entire back yard with water in about -15 degrees farenheight weather. i don't know it, because I don't go back there, and don't notice until my washing machine, which is also situated at a tilt, ceases to work and I hear water running in my bathroom....when no water is running.

    I have about 4 square feet of counter space (that's counting my portable dishwahser) in my kitchen. My refrigerator makes loud and frightening noises 3/4 of the time. Louder when you open the freezer.

    Which works great. it takes 36 hours to defrose 1/2 lb of hamburger.

    And that's just the s hit that comes from the bottom of the refridgerator. If I want to defrost stuff from my freezer, it takes approximately 2 weeks per lb. Ice freezes in about 8 minutes, in regular ice trays. If you want to eat ice cream, take it out an hour before service.

    Let's not talk about the spiders. I set out traps, but they avoid them, and hang out in the many corners above our heads, and frequently drop on visitors...particularly those who are paranoid about spiders, like my SON who is going to IRAQ where he's going to have to deal with sand spiders. He insists they are just scorpions, which for some reason, are not so scary to him, despite the size.

    And yet my sister and her husband, who has lived a life of luxury, love to come to my house. What's up with that? I don't do dishes for a week, my kids are afraid to sleep in their own beds, but all my relatives love to come here. Can anyone explain that to me?
     
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