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. 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, relax with patio furniture, gas grill. (seasonal), eight stone steps lead to the 4’ x 10’ dock, where the 13’ pontoon paddle-boat awaits (seasonal), and a year-round patio fireplace!
To add to the relaxing experience, we have included many extra amenities 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
•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.
•Plush linens throughout
AND many other plus' !!
Now let’s take you inside our home….1400 square feet of remodeled living space welcomes 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 stainless steel chimney hood 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, 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. The living room continues the solid hardwood floor off the kitchen with a framing of kona. The handsome 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 today 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. The oversized hallway leads directly to the back patio, passing a 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 queen sofabed with memory foam topper, & accessories. An oversized Master Bath upstairs enhances the view of Cedar Creek from the white enameled clawfoot bathtub, & updated corner shower/sink bring the 1800’s into this modern, vaulted executive bath, appointed with upscale extras. The master bedroom has a queen memory foam topper bed in view of the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the patio and creek.
We live locally and are excited to share our experiences of Cedarburg with you. Licensed by the State of "WI.